It was a figure that couldn’t fail to make headlines: the Government planned to invest almost €1m a day on walking and cycling infrastructure. The pledge in the Programme for Government represented 20pc of the transport budget and would put us on a par with countries like the Netherlands and Denmark in terms of per capita spending on cycling.

t hasn’t quite worked out that way. While local authorities have claimed €180m of this budget this year, Transport Minister Eamon Ryan last month called on them to fast-track projects to spend the remaining €129m.

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