€3.6m boost for cy­clists’ safety

Bray People - - NEWS -

CY­CLISTS WHO BRAVE the main routes around Bray are to get a wel­come boost, it has emerged, with fund­ing of €3.6 mil­lion ear­marked by the Na­tional Trans­port Au­thor­ity for pedes­trian and cy­cling fa­cil­i­ties in the town.

Cllr. David Grant, Cathaoir­leach of Bray Town Coun­cil, said that the fund­ing is to in­clude the ex­ten­sion of the Dar­gle Bridge with two can­tilever struc­tures be­ing added to im­prove the cross­ing of pedes­tri­ans over the bridge and a widen­ing of the road­way on the bridge it­self.

How­ever, a ques­tion mark has been raised over whether or not a planned Qual­ity Bus Cor­ri­dor will go ahead now that the Dublin Road widen­ing scheme has been stalled.

In ad­di­tion, €500,000 has been pro­vided to im­prove the qual­ity of the ex­ist­ing cy­cle lane on Boghall Road and to even out the coun­ters of the lane and up­grade its stan­dard. Like­wise the cy­cle lane on Put­land Road will be ex­tended and per­mis­sion has been give to com­plete a Bray Cy­cle Net­work and Per­me­abil­ity Study. A sum of €200,000 has been set aside to im­prove the ac­cess to the pri­mary schools on the Vevay Road with the po­ten­tial of open­ing new pedes­trian routes to the school grounds.

Fur­ther­more the Na­tional Trans­port Au­thor­ity has re­quested that the Town Coun­cil pro­vide ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on a num­ber of other projects that may be funded later in the year.

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