McConalogue confirms €4.5m in active travel grants for Donegal

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue today confirmed that the National Transport Authority (NTA) has allocated funds of €4.5m to Donegal County Council for walking and cycling infrastructure in 2023.

This substantial investment will fund approximately 36 Active Travel projects in Donegal.

This includes the development of segregated cycle lanes and widened footpaths, new walking and cycling bridges, and new pedestrian crossings.

Commenting, the Minister said “I am delighted to confirm funding right across County Donegal today for active travel. This will help to make our communities safer and more accessible.”

As a key part of this announcement, Active Travel funding will ensure that the Safe Routes to School programme will continue to provide for safer cycling and walking facilities for many more schools across the country. Construction is expected on dozens of front of school treatments throughout 2023.