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Public asked for views on nationwide cycle network
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03 Oct 2022 / environment Print

Public asked for views on nationwide cycle network

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has opened a public consultation process about new cycle networks across 22 counties.

The bike lanes will be part of Ireland’s cycle-network programme, CycleConnects, which aims to improve sustainable travel with safe, accessible and convenient routes.

Proposals for cycling links in key cities, towns, and villages in each county are included in the plan, in addition to connections between the larger towns, villages, and settlements.

The plan also incorporates existing and planned cycle routes, such as greenways and blueways.

Extensive network

The draft proposals envisage an extensive cycling network across the 22 counties, complementing the cycling plans already developed for the Greater Dublin Area (Meath, Kildare, Wicklow, and Dublin), leading to a comprehensive coverage across Ireland.

NTA chief executive Anne Graham said that this was an opportunity for members of the public to have their voices heard on the CycleConnects plan. 

“I would encourage members of the public to view the plans on the NTA website,” she said.

The consultation process, will remain open until Friday, 11 November.

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