€12m funding for sustainable transport in Dublin18/04/2012 - 15:52:11
A new round of funding for more than 100 projects to improve road, bus, cycle and pedestrian infrastructure in the greater Dublin area was announced today.
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar confirmed funding of €11.8m for a wide range of projects from new transport interchanges, cycle paths, pedestrian crossings, and footpaths.
“This Government is committed to investing in public transport and encouraging more sustainable ways of travelling," Minister Varadkar said in a statement.
"The projects range in size from large-scale junction changes to small-scale pedestrian crossings, but each will make a real difference in the community."
The Minister said it was important that the Government encouraged more people to take the bus, train, Luas or bike to work, school or college and to make walking more attractive for short journeys.
"For the first time in recent history, the Government is investing more in public transport, cycle and walking routes than in new roads," he added.
The funding is being allocated to 110 projects under the Sustainable Transport Measures Programme 2012 by the National Transport Authority, which will manage and oversee the projects.
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