Date: 03 May 2021
Minister Ryan announces opening of new €15 million ‘Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund’
Local authorities are invited to apply under the funding stream for short term measures which will help create safe outdoor urban spaces for the public. The measures will need to be quickly implemented and provide areas in villages and towns where people can walk, cycle and gather outdoors while practicing social distancing.
The funding will also allow for changes to traffic management arrangements to facilitate the reallocation of road space to improve facilities and safety for urban pedestrians and cyclists.
Examples of projects eligible for funding include:
- Street pedestrianisation measures
- Reallocation of road and street space, using footpath extensions, bollards, public seating etc.
- Traffic management arrangements
- Other minor improvements.
The Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund will be administered by the National Transport Authority (NTA) as part of its overall national funding programme.
A circular has issued to all local authorities with information on how to apply to the programme with allocations to be announced in the coming weeks