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Public consultation opens for proposals for new cycle networks across 22 counties

The cycle networks will form part of the CycleConnects: Ireland’s Cycle Network programme.

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A PUBLIC CONSULTATION process for proposals to develop new cycle networks across 22 counties has been opened today by the National Transport Authority (NTA). 

The cycle newtworks will form part of the CycleConnects: Ireland’s Cycle Network programme. 

The NTA said CycleConnects aims to improve sustainable travel by providing the potential for more trips on a safe, accessible and convenient cycling network, connecting more people to more places. 

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 draft proposals envisage an extensive cycling network across the 22 counties, complementing the cycling plans already developed for the Greater Dublin Area (Meath, Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin).

Today’s proposals are in line with Action 28 of the Government’s National Sustainable Mobility Action Plan 2022-2025. They were developed following consultation with all local authorities and align with Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s (TII) proposed National Cycle Network.

“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 National Transport Authority website,” NTA CEO Anne Graham said. 

The consultation process will remain open from today until Friday 11 November.

You can have your say by visiting the NTA’s consultation portal.

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