The “Active Travel Mullingar” project is a Westmeath County Council led initiative in partnership with Westmeath Sports Partnership Ltd. and Waterways Ireland and is made up of 2 separately funded projects;
1. MULLINGAR CYCLE NETWORK PROJECT
This project will deliver 20k of cycle lanes in Mullingar and environs and is progressing under the Greener Routes Strategy and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The vision is to establish Mullingar as a sustainable movement centre, using best practice principles with a view to promoting “Green Routes” to achieve sustainable growth both economically and physically thereby promoting safe travel, improving health and increasing tourism in the greater Mullingar area.
2. SMARTER TRAVEL MULLINGAR PROJECT
Under the Smarter Travel Project fund part funded by the Department of Transport, this project in collaboration with Westmeath Sports Partnership Ltd., and Waterways Ireland, seeks to provide cycling and walking infrastructure, utilising the Royal Canal towpaths around Mullingar town, to encourage commuters to park their cars on the outskirts of the town and either walk or cycle to their destination.
The projects aim to increase recreational cycling and walking in the Mullingar area.
Bike Shelters and bike parking facilities will be available at strategic points within the town, including primary and secondary schools.
There will also be Cyclesafe, walking and health education within local communities, primary schools and secondary schools.