South Dublin County Council Awarded Over €20m for Sustainable Transport Plans

11 Feb 21

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today awarded South Dublin County Council €20,705,000 to spend on active travel, walking and cycling measures.  

This is an increase from €8.9m awarded in 2020 and will be used to deliver the Council's Cycle South Dublin programme of work. 

South Dublin County Council’s allocation was part of an announced total of €240m awarded by the NTA to support sustainable transport projects across the country. This year’s allocations have increased by just over €130m as compared to last year’s and will support the addition of 233 new projects to the NTA’s investment programme in 2021. 

The Council’s plans to progress the Dodder Greenway received the highest allocation from the NTA to any local authority with €7.2m earmarked for the works. 

Other areas funded included infrastructure upgrades to support the Safe to Schools Programme, permeability scheme for Balgaddy/Esker, works on the N81 Jobstown Junction, Monastery Road, Wellington Lane and more. 

Welcoming the news, the Mayor of South Dublin County, Cllr Ed O’Brien, said, “Today’s announcement will make a real difference to the delivery of the Cycle South Dublin programme and the development of sustainable transport options in South Dublin County. This is very good news for our communities, and I am excited to see these projects begin to change how we get to work, schools, friends and family when our county reopens.”