€23 million announced for three new cross-border greenway projects

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The European Union has announced an investment of €23 million for three new cross-border greenway projects.

The EU’s INTERREG VA Programme has been invested for North West Greenways Network, Carlingford Lough Greenway and Ulster Canal Greenway.

Locally, €14.86m of the funding has been offered to the 'North West Greenways Network' that will create a network of 46.5 km of new greenways through three routes connecting: Derry via Pennyburn to Buncrana; Muff Village to Derry via Culmore; and Strabane to Lifford via Lifford Bridge.

The aim of the INTERREG Programme is to open sustainable travel routes for both cyclists and pedestrians, increasing cross-border journeys made by cycling or walking by up to 10% across the region by 2023.