The National Transport Authority (NTA) has opened a public consultation for proposals to develop new bike networks in 22 counties.
ycleConnects, Ireland’s cycle network scheme, aims to improve sustainable travel by offering the potential for more journeys on a safe, accessible and convenient cycle network, connecting more people to more places.
Suggestions for cycle connections in major 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 includes existing and planned cycle routes such as greenways and blueways.
The draft proposals envisage an extensive cycling network across the 22 counties, complementing the already developed cycling maps for Greater Dublin, including counties Meath, Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin.
Together, these plans aim to create a “generally comprehensive cycle network for Ireland”.
NTA Chief Executive Anne Graham said: “As we work towards a cleaner, more sustainable public transport network, this is an opportunity for the public to make their voice heard on CycleConnects: Ireland’s Cycle Network Plan.
“I would encourage the public to look at the plans on the National Transport Authority’s website.”
The proposals are in line with Action 28 of the Government’s National Action Plan for Sustainable Mobility 2022-2025.
They have been developed after consultation with all local authorities and are consistent with the National Cycle Network proposed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
The consultation process remains open from today until Friday 11 November.
You can voice your opinion by visiting the NTA’s consultation portal.
https://www.independent.ie/news/public-consultation-opens-to-develop-new-cycle-networks-across-22-counties-42030064.html Public consultation opened on new bike network development in 22 counties