Senator Aisling Dolan welcomed €8 million for the TII Galway to Athlone Greenway out of an overall package of over €63 million announced by Minister of Transport, Eamon Ryan & Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton. For Co. Galway this represents €13,250,000 across the TII national route Galway-Athlone, Clifden-Recess and Moycullen.
‘This is the largest increase in funding for Greenways in 2021 and it guarantees the Government’s commitment to cycleways and walkways. With the impact of Covid pandemic on Local Authority income, Co. Councils will now receive the full 100% allocation of funding to deliver Greenway projects.
As a champion for Ballinasloe on the Greenway route - I’m delighted to see the funding to progress the Athlone to Galway route and bring the Greenway across the Shannon.
Ballinasloe is a strong choice for next destination in the West and Hidden Heartlands along the Grand Canal and River Suck Blueways & Marina. The Cycleway will be fantastic infrastructure for our families and communities to walk and cycle. It will transform our towns and villages.
There have been over 600 submissions during phase 1 of the consultation process and 200 submitted through my office alone. The development of possible route corridors is now underway and the TTI Greenway Project Team based in Ballinasloe will present route corridors to the public. By working in consensus with our communities and prioritising publically owned lands where possible, we will deliver a Cycleway for the benefit of all.