On the right road: €1.8 million given to Waterford council to improve cycle and walkways
A total of €1.7 million has been set aside to create, upgrade and improve cycleways and footpaths all around county Waterford.
The funding has been made available as part of the Active Travel and Climate Change Adaptation scheme as part of a €38 million investment in sustainable travel.
As part of the funding, €1,249,000 is being invested across 20 Active Travel Measures projects in the county.
While €440,000 is being made available for climate change adaptation measures under the Department’s regional and local road maintenance and renewal grant programme. Seven projects in all are being funded.
The funding has been made available under the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus Plan and is part of a larger €115 million package for sustainable transport and the renewal of transport infrastructure.
The Active Travel grant scheme will see communities across Waterford benefiting from improved and more accessible walking and cycling infrastructure.
The projects included in the scheme include major investments such as €500,000 for improvements in the centre of Tramore, and other major projects in towns such as Portlaw and Kilmacthomas.