” SMARTER TRAVEL” for Donegal

I have been informed by Junior Transport Minister Alan Kelly that €4million is being made available  for local authorities, . Works envisaged include cycle paths and cycle parking, pedestrian routes, improving pedestrian/cycling accessibility to key destinations including town centres, public transport locations and education centres/schools, low-cost traffic management and signage schemes and low-cost safety measures to enhance the attractiveness of walking and cycling. Projects that have a fit with tourism development will be looked at favourably as well. A  letter is currently being drafted by the Department for sending to local authorities.

“ I welcome this initiative and the  potential for tourism and the local economy.  I will be monitoring the application from Donegal County Council and will speak with Minister Kelly on the matter  shortly, this initiative shows that even in difficult economic times funding is being made available to assist these projects,”


About Senator Jimmy Harte

I am a Labour Party Senator based in Donegal North-East and a public representative for the last 16 years. I represented Letterkenny Town Council and Donegal County Council until 28th April 2011 when I was elected to the Senate I attended St Eunan's College in Letterkenny and UCD (Dublin) where I studied psychology to BA level. I also played soccer with UCD first team. I live in Letterkenny and own Harte Insurances which I set up at the age of 24. We have two offices, Letterkenny and Raphoe.
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