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The Minister for Labour Affairs Dara Calleary TD, has announced that the Department of Transport has made available a funding package totalling €1.6m to Mayo County Council to develop a 17.5km off-road cycle and walking route between Newport and Mulranny.
Adams ‘deplores’ non provision of Early Bird service
The Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, has announced that he is making €620,000 in the period 2009 to 2012 available to Westport Town Council to develop a new walking and cycling greenway in Westport town, linking Westport Quay to Knockranny. The project will be largely based on an existing network of disused railway lines and will create new cycling and walking links between Westport’s urban areas, residential areas, and schools. The new greenway aims to encourage a shift to cycling and walking over short urban journeys. The overall cost of the scheme is €1.04m, with Westport Town Council funding the remaining €420,000.
Last Friday, October 16, cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, Cllr Fintan Cooney, officially turned the sod on the Clonmore Road Bridge Scheme.
Pedestrian areas of Galway city could be increased by 7,500sq metres in the city centre, while speed limits could be reduced to 30kph as part of ambitious new proposals which seek to reduce car use by 15 per cent by 2014.
Deputy Willie Penrose has welcomed the publication of ‘Giving Rural Ireland a Lift’ by Deputy Tommy Broughan, Labour Party Spokesperson on Transport. This set of proposals outlines the Labour Party’s suggestions for maintaining and protecting rural public bus services.
The clean-up operation following the flooding of several hundred homes in Athlone and the surrounding area will cost hundreds of thousands of euros and will be “difficult, traumatic, messy and will take some time”, according to county manager Dan McLoughlin.
Athlone has already received €353,000 to help with emergency flood relief, it was reported at the first meeting of the town council earlier this week, in an update on the situation given to the members by Barry Kehoe, the local director of services.
The opening of a new cycle park at Salerno secondary school in Salthill tomorrow (Friday) will encourage more students to choose the fitter option of cycling to school.