Meath allocated €13.5 million for Active Travel


Meath allocated €13.5 million for Active Travel

Active Travel Investment Grants 2024 Allocations

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has allocated €13.5 million in funding to Meath County Council with a view to spending on walking and cycling infrastructure in 2024. 

€4.1m is allocated for an Active Travel Scheme on the Proudstown Road to Trim Road, Navan, with €1.2m allocated to a second Active Travel Scheme from the Fairgreen to Johnstown, Navan.  Other projects include €2.4m for the Frederick Street to Ballybin Road cycle network in Ashbourne, as well as cycling and ‘Safe Routes to School’ projects across the county.

The Active Travel Investment Programme for 2024 will fund approximately 800 Active Travel projects throughout the country, with 1,000km of new and improved walking and cycling infrastructure between 2020 and 2025, a key target included in a number of Government Climate and Road Safety Strategies. This includes the development of segregated cycle lanes and widened footpaths, new walking and cycling bridges, and new pedestrian crossings.

2024 will be the year that the Government’s total investment for active travel infrastructure since 2020 will be at the €1bn mark. 

Welcoming the funding, Chief Executive of Meath County Council Kieran Kehoe said, “This is really positive news for county Meath and marks a huge step forward in providing green sustainable mobility options in our towns and villages. The number of people who are choosing to get around by active travel modes is growing. Much of the funding represents new projects for both cyclists and pedestrians, which will result in easier and safer travel”.