Walking and cycling boost Irish cities by more than €3 billion annually - NTA

The state body said that active travel modes took 680,000 cars off the roads in Ireland’s five largest cities

This government has committed to spending €1 million a day on active travel infrastructure. Picture: NTA

There is a €3 billion annual economic benefit to walking and cycling in Ireland’s five largest cities, according to new research from the National Transport Authority (NTA).

The survey shows that 680,000 cars are taken off the roads every day in Ireland’s five largest cities - Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford - because of active travel.

The NTA says it is the largest such study into active travel in Ireland, and forms part of ...