New cycle networks in 22 counties around Ireland are now out to public consultation as part of the NTA’s new CycleConnects: Ireland’s Cycle Network programme. plan.
The NTA said “proposals for cycling links in key cities, towns and villages in each county are included in the plan, in addition to connections between the larger towns, villages and settlements. The plan also incorporates existing and planned cycle routes such as greenways and blueways.”
The authority said that draft proposals “envisage an extensive cycling network across the 22 counties”, complementing the already in place Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network Plan which covers Meath, Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin. Together these plans will create an overall comprehensive cycle network for Ireland.
The consultations will be open until on Friday November 11 and can be accessed until then on the NTA’s Consultation Portal.
It also said that the proposals are in line with the National Sustainable Mobility Action Plan 2022-2025.
The draft plans were developed in consultation with local authorities and with Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s proposed National Cycle Network in mind.
Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority, said: “As we support a cleaner more sustainable public transport network this is an opportunity for members of the public to have their voices heard on the CycleConnects: Ireland’s Cycle Network Plan. I would encourage members of the public to view the plans on the NTA website”.