Commenting on the scheme Minister O’Dowd stated: “Final 12 months my Division wrote to Councils inviting them to submit proposals for greenway and lively journey tasks to be thought of for assist with funding from my Division’s £20m Blue/Inexperienced fund. Various worthy tasks had been recognized and £1.9 million was allotted to assist their supply offering greener, cleaner and higher infrastructure for native individuals.
“I’m very eager to extend lively journey alternatives that may encourage a safer, cleaner journey tradition and make an actual distinction to individuals’s lives. I’m dedicated to working with all Council areas in figuring out and delivering lively journey and greenway tasks for 2022/23.
“I’ve as we speak written to Councils inviting them to submit proposals for assist for greenway and lively journey schemes that shall be able to begin this 12 months, with a view to my Division offering as much as 50% funding in direction of the capital prices of greenways and 100% for lively journey tasks in 2022-23.
“I might encourage all Councils to think about their greenway and lively journey priorities for this 12 months and apply for assist. By working collectively we will present extra individuals with entry to prime quality greenways throughout the North, encouraging extra strolling, wheeling and biking and addressing the local weather emergency.”