€10m Investment For Midlands 'Active Travel' Projects

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€290m has been allocated to projects around the country.

€10 million is being invested into cycle, bus stop and walking infrastructure around the midlands.

€290 million in funding for active travel projects in Ireland has been announced by Transport Minister Eamon Ryan, bringing the total investment since 2020 to over €1 billion.

The local authority in Westmeath is due to receive €4 million, while both Laois and Offaly will benefit from funding of €3 million.

The aim of the funding is to promote safe travel for people, particularly those walking and cycling.

Transport Minister, Eamon Ryan, says:

"A key commitment in the Programme for Government and something that has been a cornerstone of our National Transport strategy over the past few years has been the dedication to making walking, cycling and wheeling safer and much more accessible throughout the country. 

It’s great that this year we will hit the €1bn investment mark. 

We are seeing the impact of this continued and substantial investment in our towns, villages and cities, where we are delivering large and small scale projects that are transforming where we live, making them much more attractive, safer and healthier.

Many of the most attractive cities and towns in the world are the ones that prioritise active travel and now many more locations here in Ireland can join this list of great places to live and visit."

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