Cllr. Cathal Byrne welcomes €258,714 for dedicated Cycle Lane on Old N11

“I welcome the announcement today of €258,714 in Government funding for a dedicated cycle lane on the Old N11 from the Clough Roundabout outside Camolin through Enniscorthy to the Scurlocksbush Roundabout outside Oylegate under the July Stimulus Package,” commented local Enniscorthy Councillor Cathal Byrne.


“Since the new motorway opened last year, the number of cars and trucks using the Old N11 has dramatically reduced. It is estimated that there has been a reduction of 6,000 cars on the Old N11 road each day since the motorway opened. Over the past twelve months, I had been contacted by local cyclists who saw this as an opportunity to use the wide hard shoulder along the Old N11 as a dedicated cycle track. I am glad that this funding will help make that vision a reality.”


“2020 has seen a rise in the numbers of people who are out cycling right across the country particularly after the Covid-19 lockdown back in the Spring. This funding can help keep Enniscorthy to the forefront in attracting cycling tourism.”


“I am also pleased to see that €24,000 has been confirmed to provide cycle parking areas in Bunclody, Oylegate, Ferns and Camolin. If we are going to attract more cyclists then it is vitally important that they have places to be able to safely store their bikes when they stop off for food or a drink along their journey,” concluded Enniscorthy Councillor Cathal Byrne.