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# Active travel

This year
Government ‘exploring’ planning exemption for outdoor bike sheds in homes
The announcement comes following a request from the Labour party who said it needs to be made easier for people who want to cycle to do so.
National Transport Authority allocates €290m for walking and cycling infrastructure
The investment will fund around 1,200 Active Travel projects.
Last year
Government announces new pilot scheme for zebra crossings without flashing orange beacons
The new scheme will see the beacons replaced with reflective signs.
€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022
The funding is split between constructing new facilities, upgrading old ones, and programmes like Smarter Travel and Green Schools.
Fines for parking on footpaths, cycle and bus lanes increased
The fines will increase from €40 to €80 in the new plan.