Dublin City Council has said that it expects 20% less walking and cycling funding for 2024 from the Government via the National Transport Authority compared to this year.
The reduction is compounded by construction inflation which has already reduced the value of any funding.
The expectation of the reduction of funding is presented to councillors in the Chief Executive’s Management Report which is issued ahead of monthly council meetings.
The management report said: “National Transport Authority funding for 2024 for the Dublin City Council Active Travel Programme is now likely to reduce on the 2023 approved amount (the reduction could be in the region of 20%) The Active Travel Office is currently aligning the 2024 works programme to match this reduction and will confirm the viable programme in Jan 2024.”
IrishCycle.com will report any discussion of the issue at the monthly meeting which is set to take place on Monday.