Section 38: Safe Routes to School Loreto Secondary School and St. Canice's Primary School

Closed18 Oct, 2023, 9:00am - 15 Nov, 2023, 5:00pm

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Section 38

Safe Routes to School : Loreto Secondary School and St. Canice's Primary School

This plan contains interventions to improve infrastructure outside and on the routes to school with the aim of increasing the number of children who walk, wheel, cycle or scoot to school.  This scheme forms parts of a wider active travel programme to make Kilkenny a more sustainable city.  People in Kilkenny have consistently cited safety as the main barriers to active travel and the investment programme will address this issue.  This scheme aims to encourage independent journeys for all, particularly for children and young people, reducing the demand for care journeys.  The active travel programme will also provide alternatives to car travel within the city and help Kilkenny achieve the carbon emission reduction targets set out in the Climate Action Plan.

These proposed interventions are based on survey findings, audits and consultation with Loreto Secondary School and St. Canice's Primary School. The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programme launched in March 2021 and was open to all schools in Ireland to apply for active travel funding and delivery. The programme is an initiative of the Department of Transport and supported by the Department of Education. It is operated by the Green-Schools Programme in partnership with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the local authorities. The interventions described below will be delivered by Kilkenny County Council and is being prepared under Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994. 


Kilkenny County Council welcomes your feedback on these works as part of this consultation.  Submissions or observations may be made online until 4pm on the 15th of November or:

By email to:

In writing to: Tim Butler, Director of Services, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John St., Kilkenny

Drawings are available for inspection at the Kilkenny Municipal District Office, City Hall, High Street Kilkenny from 9.30 to 16.30.

Submissions should be clearly marked "Safe Routes to School : Loreto Secondary School and St. Canice's Primary School"

Please note: The Flip book below may not be compatible with some search engines and is also available as a pdf on this page under Materials, entitled Safe Routes to School Loreto and St. Canice's.  


All submissions will be made available for public viewing on Kilkenny County Council’s consultation website during the submission period. Kilkenny County Council will treat all personal data provided as confidential. We will retain your data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose of this plan and in accordance with Kilkenny County Council’s Retention Policy and the relevant Data Protection legislation.

Please note late submissions will not be accepted

Tim Butler, Director of Services,

Kilkenny County Council,

County Hall,

John Street,


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