Reminder: Have your say on new National Cycle Network for Ireland

Today May 4th, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has launched a public consultation for the proposed new National Cycle Network. Anyone interested is invited to view the proposals at https://ncn.consultation.ai/  and feedback through this link before June 7th.

  • TII would like to hear peoples’ views on an ambitious proposed 3,500km National Cycle Network for Ireland
  • this core cycle network will roll out in the coming years and connect key destinations across the country with safe and attractive routes, including more than 200 villages, towns and cities
  • the network will make it easier and safer for more people to cycle for commuting, leisure and tourism, reducing reliance on the car

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) today launched plans for an ambitious National Cycle Network (NCN), a planned core cycle network of 3,500km that will criss-cross the country, connecting more than 200 villages, towns and cities. The network will include cycling links to transport hubs, education centres, employment centres, leisure and tourist destinations, and support “last mile” bicycle deliveries.

For background, last year, the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan requested TII to lead the development of a new NCN for Ireland. Since Autumn 2021, TII has worked with a range of partners, including the Department of Transport, to develop a draft NCN for public consultation. It is anticipated that the final plan, which will take into account public feedback and ideas, will go for Ministerial approval in Quarter 3 this year, in line with the Climate Action Plan. Thereafter, the NCN will move quickly into the implementation phase.

The NCN map incorporates many existing and planned Greenways as well as a range of proposed new cycle routes, as part of its proposed national cycle corridors. The NCN will also complement and integrate local cycling development projects and Greenways. It will enable people to easily cycle to the centre of villages, towns and cities, being developed by the Active Travel programme as overseen by the National Transport Authority (NTA). It is envisaged the most of the NCN will be delivered by local authorities over the coming years.

The public consultation on the new NCN is open from Wednesday 4 May to Tuesday 7 June 2022. The NCN map, background information, as well as details on how to have your say, can be found online at: ncn.consultation.ai.

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