Intercity cycling route between Waterford and Cork among new transport projects

Project involves building cycling lanes from Cork City to Dunkettle; Carrigtwohill to Midleton; and Youghal to Dungarvan

Eamon Ryan recently told the Business Post that the government must be more ambitious in the move away from private car use in urban areas. Picture: Getty

The country’s first intercity cycling route is set to link Cork and Waterford by 2025.

The government today announced its “Pathfinder Projects”, infrastructure developments which are aimed at increasing active travel and lowering carbon emissions.

The focus of the initiative is to ensure that projects which were already in the works will be delivered as quickly as possible.

One of the central proposals is a cycleway linking Cork and Waterford. While there are already cycleways ...