Graph: EU funding for cycling by country 2014-2020

The image above shows the allocation of EU funding for cycling by country 2014-2020. The horizontal data is in millions of Euro.

Getting EU funding usually requires match funding by local authorities or other agencies in member states. But, in any case, the allocation for Ireland seems to be zero or close to zero. Did any Irish authorities or agencies even apply?'s reader-funded journalism won't survive without your help. With over 762,000 views so-far this year, it's not just "avid cyclists" who read this website, but, if you want it to keep going, more support is needed from readers like you. Now, back to the article...


  1. Interestingly in 2017, Donegal County Council was a partner in an INTERREG application with Derry City & Strabane District Council. As the application was made by Derry on behalf of the two councils, it gives the impression that DCC wasn’t involved nor did they apply for funding. However, over 8million of funding will be spent within Donegal on cycling and walking infrastructure by 2022 – all EU funding.


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