‘Staff shortages and planning delays could put brakes on cycling infrastructure targets in NDP’

Campaigners say it has been 10 months since the Minister for Transport announced 248 new staff in local authorities to help deliver walking and cycling paths ‘but we haven't even seen these new posts advertised yet’

5th October, 2021
‘Staff shortages and planning delays could put brakes on cycling infrastructure targets in NDP’
Some €360 million a year has been budgeted in the NDP to support the delivery of 1,000km of new and improved walking and cycling infrastructure by 2025. Picture: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Ambitious active travel infrastructure projects in the National Development Plan face significant challenges due to staffing shortages and planning delays, cycling groups have warned.

The revised National Development Plan, which was published yesterday, pledges €165 billion in funding for a range of projects over a 10-year-period. This includes a commitment of €360 million a year to support 1,000 km of new and improved walking and cycling infrastructure by 2025, with over 700 km targeted...

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