€3.6m boost for cyclists’ safety
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.