The NTA has managed the Sustainable Transport Measures Grants (STMG) for many years in the Greater Dublin Area and Cork Metropolitan Area, Limerick, Waterford and Galway.

2021 saw the expansion of grants under the Active Travel Programme for Local Authorities outside of the GDA and Regional Cities, which increased the number of local authorities being managed by the Transport Development Division from 12 to 31.

The STMG and Active Travel grants were merged in 2022 under the Active Travel Grants Programme delivered by the Active Travel Investment Section

The Active Travel Grants Programme funds important projects supporting strategic pedestrian and cyclist routes, access to schools, permeability links, urban greenways and some minor public transport improvement projects.

In 2022 the NTA allocated funds to Ireland’s local authorities with a view to spending €289 million on over 1200 walking and cycling infrastructure projects nationally.

  • The 2021 annual bulletin is available at the link below.
  • The feature article “NTA invests €184 million in Active Travel and Sustainable Transport Measures in 2021” is also linked below.

Key Achievements of the programme in 2021 are shown in this image:

Active Travel Key Achievements 2021