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Regional Cities Grants Programme 2017

Under the Regional Cities Grants Programme 2017, the National Transport Authority (on behalf of Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport) has allocated €1.06m grant aid to Cork County Council towards 4 no. infrastructure projects ; 3 in Douglas and 1 in Little Island. The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Seamus McGrath is delighted with the allocation "This allocation is a very positive injection of funding for this part of the County and the facilities it enhances will greatly benefit the community".

Douglas Community Park

Douglas Community Park

This is the 5th year of a 5 year Investment Programme which will see approximately €7m invested in the Douglas area and other locations in Metropolitan Cork since 2013.


The purpose of this investment is to provide sustainable travel infrastructure and to improve the uptake of travel by modes other than the private car, such as walking, cycling and public transport as envisaged in Douglas Land Use and Transportation Study (LUTS) and other strategies.

The majority of this investment has been directed towards the implementation of Douglas LUTS. Cork County Council published Douglas LUTS in 2013 which outlined a 10 year investment strategy for Douglas and surrounding area. The significant items that have been delivered in this Investment Programme include; Green Route on Maryborough Hill, Ballybrack Cycle Track Phase 1, Traffic Calming on Old Carrigaline Road, Cycle Path through Douglas Community Park, footpath improvements on Donnybrook Hill and N40 Bridge modifications.

The projects planned for 2017 are:
1.Ballybrack Valley Cycle Track, Douglas - Phases 2 and 3 serving residential areas as far south as Bracken Court
2.Little Island Junction Upgrade - the signalisation of Island Cross on Little Island
3.Donnybrook Hill Pedestrian Enhancement Scheme - Phase 1
4.Douglas Village improvements

Cork County Council will continue to work with the NTA and other national agencies to secure further support for the continued delivery of Douglas LUTS and other improvement schemes within Metropolitan Cork.

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