Ballina and Killaloe awarded ‘active travel town’ status.

The twin towns of Ballina and Killaloe have been awarded 'active travel town' status by Minister of State Alan Kelly.

This means that the towns are now part of a national assessment for Smarter Travel planning and have received funding in this round of €275,000.

This follows a comprehensive submission put forward jointly to Alan Kelly from both North Tipperary and Clare County Councils.

Minister Kelly – who has Government responsibility for sustainable and smarter travel – said that this funding will go towards a comprehensive list of works in both towns.

Particular emphasis will be placed on footpaths, pedestrian crossings, cycle ways, access points to schools, bridge work and signage.