New National Cycle Network for Ireland Public Consultation

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Carlow County Council €75,000

Cavan County Council €520,000

  • Cavan Railway – Cavan Town UCG – Leitrim G/w at Belturbet €370,000
  • Local Authority Greenways Support 2024 Cavan €150,000

Clare County Council €2.2 million

  • Ennis to Ennistymon €650,000
  • Ennistymon to Milltown Malbay €125,000
  • Limerick to Scarriff – O’Brien’s Bridge to Scarriff €300,000
  • Milltown Malbay to Moyasta 125,000
  • Shannon to Bunratty & Onto Limerick €120,000
  • West Clare Railway – Kilrush – Kilkee €800,000
  • Local Authority Greenways Support 2024 Clare €100,000

Cork County Council €5.85 million

  • Mallow to Dungarvan – Mallow – Cork/Waterford Border €300,000
  • Midleton to Youghal Greenway – Midleton to Youghal €4,000,000
  • Muskerry Greenway (Lee to Sea) – Macroom – Dripsey – Farran €50,000
  • South Cork G/W – Cork to Kinsale €450,000
  • West Cork G/W – Cork to Schull €800,000
  • NRO Regional Greenways Support 2024 Cork €250,000

Donegal County Council €3.845 million

  • Barnesmore Gap Greenway €600,000
  • Burtonport to Letterkenny Greenway €1,000,000
  • Carrigans to Lifford GW €325,000
  • Inishowen – Buncrana – Carndonagh €700,000
  • Inishowen G/w – Bridgend to Buncrana & Newtowncunningham €500,000
  • Inishowen GW – Three Trees to Cardonagh €400,000
  • NRO Regional Greenways Support 2024 Donegal €320,000

Fingal County Council €700,000

  • Fingal Coastal Way – Donabate – Fingal Co. Bdy N of Balbriggan €600,000
  • Local Authority Greenways Support 2024 Fingal €100,000

Galway County Council €3.225 million

  • Connemara – Clifden to Recess €800,000
  • Connemara – Derrygimlagh – Clifden – Kylemore Abbey €500,000
  • Connemara – Galway to Oughterard €800,000
  • Connemara – Recess to Oughterard €125,000
  • NCN Galway to Athlone Cycleway – GC €500,000
  • NCN – Galway to Athlone Cycleway – NRO Support GC 300,000
  • NRO Regional Greenways Support 2024 GC €200,000

Kerry County Council €10.45 million

  • Cockleshell Road to The Spa Greenway €300,000
  • N Kerry – Listowel to Limerick Border €500,000
  • N Kerry – Tralee to Fenit €650,000
  • South Kerry – Stage 1 – Cahirsiveen to Reenard pt €400,000
  • South Kerry – Stages 2 & 3 – Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen €8,000,000
  • Sth Kerry G/w connection into Nth Kerry G/w €50,000
  • Tralee to Listowel Greenway €300,000
  • NRO Regional Greenways Support 2024 KY €250,000

Kildare County Council €950,000

  • Grand Canal – Aylmer Bridge to Sallins €250,000
  • Grand Canal – Sallins Bridge – Clonkeen (Co. Offaly Border) €500,000
  • Local Authority Greenways Support 2024 KE €200,000

Kilkenny County Council €500,000

  • Inistioge (Woodstock Estate) to New Ross (South East Greenway) €400,000
  • NRO Regional Greenways Support 2024 KK €100,000

Laois County Council €50,000

Leitrim County Council €1.9 million

  • SLNCR, Sligo to Enniskillen Greenway (P&D) (Formerly: SLNCR-Sligo Town to Blacklion, Co. Cavan) €1,500,000
  • South Leitrim Greenway €50,000
  • Local Authority Greenways Support 2024 LM €350,000

Limerick City and County Council €1.8 million

  • Charleville to Patrickswell 200,000
  • Limerick G/W – Patrickswell to Colbert Station €50,000
  • Limerick G/w – Rathkeale – Adare – Patrick’s Well €200,000
  • Limerick Greenway – Rathkeale to Abbeyfeale €700,000
  • UL Loop – UL to Montpelier via Castleconnell €400,000
  • NRO Regional Greenways Support 2024 L €250,000

Longford County Council €50,000

  • Mid Shannon Wilderness – Corlea Bog €50,000

Louth County Council €850,000

  • Dundalk Bay to Carlingford Lough Greenway €850,000

Mayo County Council €4.975 million

  • BCWIG – Viaduct Westport – Moy Cycle Br Ballina €950,000
  • Blacksod Bay Greenway €25,000
  • Charlestown, Swinford, Foxford Greenway €25,000
  • Clew Bay – Achill Sound & Ext. to Bannacurry €950,000
  • Clew Bay – Belclare to Murrisk €400,000
  • Great Western Greenway – Newport Village €650,000
  • Great Western Greenway – Westport €500,000
  • Tonragee Realignment – Achill €175,000
  • LA Eng Support – E7 NRO Regional Greenways Support 2024 MO €300,000
  • Great Western Greenway Asset Renewal Junctions and Pavement €700,000
  • Great Western Greenway Asset Renewal Structures and Fencing €300,000

Meath County Council €3.14 million

  • Boyne G/w & Navigation Scheme – Oldbridge Est. Entrance, Navan €350,000
  • Boyne Valley to Lakelands €600,000
  • Boyne Valley to Lakelands – Access and Parking €1,000,000
  • Boyne Valley to Lakelands: Wilkinstown to Castletown €650,000
  • Local Authority Greenways Support 2024 MH €200,000
  • Boyne Valley Greenway (Boardwalk) – Asset Renewal Works €340,000

Monaghan County Council €720,000

  • Ulster Canal – Smithboro – Clones 150,000
  • Ulster Canal Greenway – Monaghan to Northern Ireland Border €270,000
  • Ulster Canal Greenway- Smithborough to Monaghan €150,000
  • Local Authority Greenways Support 2024 MN €150,000

Offaly County Council €3.94 million

  • Grand Canal – Daingean to Edenderry €700,000
  • Grand Canal – Daingean to Tullamore & Henesy’s Br. to Turraun €35,000
  • Grand Canal – Kilbeggan Link €250,000
  • Grand Canal – Leabeg to Boora €450,000
  • Grand Canal Greenway – Shannon Harbour to Banagher €25,000
  • Grand Canal Greenway – Signage & Enhancement €80,000
  • Turraun to Shannon Harbour €2,400,000

Roscommon County Council €1.43 million

  • Lough Key to Carrick-on-Shannon €300,000
  • Lough Ree G/w – Athlone to Ballyleague/Lanesborough (May 2021) €600,000
  • Lough Ree G/w – Ballyleague/Lanesborough to
  • Tarmonbarry/Strokestown/Roosky €300,000
  • NCN – Athlone to Galway Cycleway – NRO Support RN €50,000
  • NRO Regional Greenways Support 2024 RN €180,000

Sligo County Council €1.09 million

  • Sligo G/w – Bellaghy – Charlestown – Collooney €700,000
  • NRO Regional Greenways Support 2024 SO €390,000

South Dublin County Council €2.65 million

  • Grand Canal – 12th Lock to Hazelhatch Bridge €2,500,000
  • LA Eng Support – E7 Local Authority Greenways Support 2024 SD €150,000

Tipperary County Council €790,000

  • Cashel to Cahir G/w – Cashel to Cahir Town €80,000
  • East Limerick Greenway (Tipperary) €100,000
  • Lough Derg G/w – Ballina to Dromineer €80,000
  • Marlfield Blueway Clonmel – Convent Rd to Marlfield €80,000
  • Suir Blueway – Gas House Br. – Suir Island, Clonmel €150,000
  • Suir Blueway – Marlfield to Cahir – Marlfield Village to Swiss Cottages €80,000
  • Suir Blueway – Waterford G/w Link – Carrick on Suir to Kilmeaden €120,000
  • Local Authority Greenways Support 2024 T €100,000

Waterford City and County Council €1.47 million

  • Pathfinder – Youghal to Dungarvan €1,200,000
  • Waterford Greenway (2018 reallocation) €70,000
  • NRO Regional Greenways Support 2024 W €200,000

Westmeath County Council €5.64 million

  • Kilbeggan to Mullingar Greenway 820,000
  • NCN – Athlone Bridge Cycleway (Castle to the Marina) – WH €2,600,000
  • NCN – Athlone Castle, Cycleway & Public Realm €550,000
  • NCN – Galway to Athlone Cycleway – WH €1,200,000
  • NCN – Galway to Maynooth Cycleway €100,000
  • NRO Regional Greenways Support 2024 WH €370,000

Wexford County Council €4.175 million

  • New Ross to St. Mullins €25,000
  • Rosslare Strand to Rosslare Harbour €150,000
  • Rosslare to Waterford Greenway– Rosslare Europort to Belview, SE G/w €50,000
  • South East Greenway – Waterford to New Ross €3,500,000
  • Wexford Town to Rosslare Strand €250,000
  • Local Authority Greenways Support 2024 WX €200,000

Wicklow County Council €2.2 million

Written by Kieran Kelly

May 9, 2022

  • TII would like to hear peoples’ views on an ambitious proposed 3,500km National Cycle Network for Ireland.
  • This core cycle network will roll out in the coming years and connect key destinations across the country with safe and attractive routes, including more than 200 villages, towns and cities. 
  • The network will make it easier and safer for more people to cycle for commuting, leisure and tourism, reducing reliance on the car.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) today launched plans for an ambitious National Cycle Network (NCN), a planned core cycle network of 3,500km that will criss-cross the country, connecting more than 200 villages, towns and cities. The network will include cycling links to transport hubs, education centres, employment centres, leisure and tourist destinations, and support “last mile” bicycle deliveries. 

For background, last year, the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan requested TII to lead the development of a new NCN for Ireland. Since Autumn 2021, TII has worked with a range of partners, including the Department of Transport, to develop a draft NCN for public consultation. It is anticipated that the final plan, which will take into account public feedback and ideas, will go for Ministerial approval in Quarter 3 this year, in line with the Climate Action Plan. Thereafter, the NCN will move quickly into implementation phase.

Minister Ryan said: “The expansion of our cycling network is key to enabling everyone, young and old, urban and rural, to enjoy and make the switch to cycling. Whilst we will continue to invest in Greenways like the Galway to Dublin route currently under development, this is not only about providing cycleways for long distance cyclists. This proposed network’s focus is on everyday travel and use – connecting village to village, town to village, city to town. It’s another step in connecting our communities, to enable and encourage as many of us as possible to choose the bike when travelling. The network will connect into other sustainable transport modes, enabling further onward travel using the bus, train and by walking”.

The NCN map incorporates many existing and planned Greenways as well as a range of proposed new cycle routes, as part of its proposed national cycle corridors. The NCN will also complement and integrate local cycling development projects and Greenways. It will enable people to easily cycle to the centre of villages, towns and cities, being developed by the Active Travel programme as overseen by the National Transport Authority (NTA). It is envisaged the most of the NCN will be delivered by local authorities over the coming years.

Minister of State Naughton commented: “The NCN will provide benefits for cyclists and local communities across the country. It will help commuters, leisure users and tourists to choose to cycle, encouraging a modal shift to a healthy form of travel and helping to reduce carbon emissions from transport. The NCN will be made up of accessible, sustainable and high-quality routes. Both road safety, and the safety and security of cyclists, will be central to its development.”

The public consultation on the new NCN is open from Wednesday 4th May to Tuesday 7th June 2022. The NCN map, background information, as well as details on how to have your say, can be found online here.

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