Cllr. Fitzgerald Welcomes NTA Funding But Disappointed at Castleisland’s Exclusion

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald, Fianna Fáil, said that while he welcomed the funding granted under the National Transport Authority for cycling and walking infrastructure he was disappointed at Castleisland’s exclusion.

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald, Fianna Fáil, said it was great to see funding being granted to Kerry recently by the National Transport Authority (NTA) for active walking and cycling infrastructure around the county.

“Kerry is one of just 19 county councils who were successful with their allocations. This is the first ever major active travel investment programme for rural Ireland,” said Cllr. Fitzgerald.

Congrats to Successful Communities

“The NTA had originally earmarked €50m for this scheme but due to the volume of project proposals being developed by local authorities, it had been increased to over €70m.

“I congratulate the successful communities within our county and hope the projects are established in a good time-frame and of benefit to those who will use them.

Castleisland not Listed

“Be all that as it may I have to express my disappointment at Castleisland not being listed here.

“I will be calling on Kerry County Council to place Castleisland on top of the list should this scheme come around again.

“Castleisland needs areas for walking and cycling that are safe and that encourage people to get out into the fresh air at every opportunity,” Cllr. Fitzgerald concluded.

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