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NTA launches Bike Week 2023

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today announced details of Bike Week 2023, which runs from Saturday May 13th to Sunday May 21st.   Over 900 Events Bike Week is an annual celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling with over 900 events taking place across the country, including family events, heritage cycles, maintenance...

NTA to undertake largest ever survey of walking, wheeling and cycling in Ireland

Minister Ryan welcomes roll out of Walking and Cycling Index 2023 The National Transport Authority (NTA) was today joined by the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, as it committed to undertaking the largest every survey of walking, wheeling and cycling in Ireland. The Walking and Cycling Index (previously the Bike Life report) will be expanded...

Minister Ryan welcomes news of twenty new Bike Libraries for Dublin Primary Schools

New Bike Libraries for Dublin Primary Schools Hundreds of families are set to experience the benefits that come from choosing to cycle their daily commute to and from school, as part of a new partnership between the National Transport Authority and University College Dublin (UCD) which will see the introduction of 20 new “Bike Libraries”...

Minister Ryan joins NTA as €290m is made available for walking and cycling infrastructure this year

Minister Ryan joins NTA as €290m is made available for walking and cycling infrastructure this year The Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD today confirmed that the National Transport Authority (NTA) has allocated funds to Ireland’s local authorities with a view to spending €290m on walking and cycling infrastructure in 2023. This substantial investment will...

Minister Naughton Announces Round Two of the Safe Routes to School Programme

Christmas comes early for the growing number of young people cycling, walking and wheeling to school Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, alongside the NTA and Santa Claus, in announcing that 108 schools will be included in the Safe Routes to School Programme. The Safe Routes to School Programme aims...

Active Travel Pilot Scheme for New Zebra Crossings

The NTA, in collaboration with the Department of Transport and Active Travel teams in Limerick City and County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, is beginning a pilot scheme of a new type of zebra crossing. The pilot will see 8 new crossings installed, 5 in Limerick and 3 in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, without flashing orange...

NTA invests €184 million in Active Travel and Sustainable Transport Measures in 2021

Funding for Active Travel and Sustainable Transport has increased from an average of €34 million per year between 2015 and 2019 to over €184 million in 2021. The NTA provided funding of €184.14 m in 2021, comprising of € 87.56m across the 7 Greater Dublin Area local authorities, €64.72m to the regional cities of Cork,...

Walking and Cycling Takes 330,000 Cars off Dublin’s Roads Every Day, According to Walking and Cycling Index

Walking and Cycling takes 330,000 cars off the road every day in the Dublin Metropolitan Area, according to the 2021 Walking and Cycling Index launched today by the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Joe Costello, and Anne Graham, CEO National Transport Authority (NTA). If all these cars were...

Walking and Cycling Index 2021

Walking and Cycling takes 330,000 cars off the road every day in the Dublin Metropolitan Area across Dublin, according to the 2021 Walking and Cycling Index published today in partnership with Sustrans and the National Transport Authority. The report was launched in Dublin today by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, Joe Costello, the Minister for Transport Eamonn...