North West gets €9.5M to improve walking and cycling routes

The North West is to receive €9.5M to improve walking and cycling routes.


Donegal is to get the largest share in the region.


In all, 82 projects in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal are set to benefit.


€4.5M has been allocated to improve 36 walking and cycling routes in Donegal this year.


Among the major Active Travel projects to take place this year are the Donegal Town One Way Scheme, the Fintown One Way scheme and the N15 Lifford Cycleway.


The largest allocation of €650,000 has been awarded to introduce a One-Way System in Donegal Town.


18 projects in Leitrim are set to share a funding pot of €2M with the Roosky Active Travel Scheme set to get the biggest share there at €300,000.


While in Sligo, a total of 28 projects are to share €3M with the Collooney to Ballisodare Active Travel Projects set to get the biggest allocation at €550,000


The national investment will fund approximately 1,200 Active Travel projects, contributing to the development of almost 1,000km of new and improved walking and cycling infrastructure across the country by 2025.


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


A full list of successful projects can be found here: