Eleven schools in Galway have been selected in first round of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programme which will improve walking and cycling routes to primary and secondary schools.
The improvements will range from better footpaths and new cycle lanes to a complete reworking of the road outside a school’s entrance.
Cycle and scooter parking will be provided to most schools that are part of the programme.
In the city, Galway Educate Together NS, Scoil Chaitríona Junior, Scoil Iognaid and St. Joseph’s Special School are to receive funding through the programme.
In Galway County, the selected schools are: Athenry Boys National School; Calasanctius College, Oranmore; Gaelscoil de hÍde Ard na Mara, Oranmore; Scoil Bhaile Nua in Moycullen; Scoil Chroí Naofa Athenry; Scoil Iósaif Naofa, Oramore; and St. Paul’s Secondary School in Oughterard.