The City and County of Galway will receive more than € 1.23 million from the Government’s Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fund to ensure a safe summer outdoors.
The money is part of a € 13 million fund that will support 234 projects in 30 local communities across the state. In Galway, this will involve filling parking spaces to make them larger for pedestrians, as well as increasing the number of seats; increase in benches and picnic tables in municipal parks; and the replacement of flexi terminals with planters. In Salthill, there will be the removal of some parking spaces and the relocation of the taxi rank in order to widen the existing trails.
The funding was welcomed by Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton.
“It is important that the public can safely enjoy the summer months,” she said. “These projects will play an essential role in achieving this goal. Whether choosing to walk or cycle on new infrastructure or meeting friends in a designated common space, these new spaces will allow the public to travel and come together in a safe environment.
The Outdoor Infrastructure Supplementary Fund is administered by the National Transport Authority as part of its comprehensive national funding program. The funding will also complement other government initiatives such as Fáilte Ireland’s € 17 million outdoor catering improvement investment program and the € 14 million outdoor recreation infrastructure fund. euros.