Kildare County Council Plans Local Transport Strategy for Newbridge

Kildare County Council has announced plans to develop a Local Transport Plan for Newbridge that will propose measures for walking, cycling, public transport, car travel and parking in the town once complete.

Kildare County Council has launched a public consultation and is seeking engagement from those who live, work, study, shop or do business in the area on existing transport issues and the type of improvements that would be most beneficial to residents and visitors.

Recent statistics have shown a 45% increase is use of the train between 2015 – 2019 and that 67% of residents in the area use a car to get to work.  Furthermore 52% of residents use a car to get to primary school and 38% of residents use a car to get to secondary school. The current population of the town is 22,742 and the local transport plan will help improve conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users when accessing key destinations such as school, employment and the town centre as well as public transport.

The online public consultation survey is now open and the deadline for submissions is Wednesday 14th September.  Submissions can also be made in writing.  Further information on how to make a submission are available here