Funding of nearly €12m for sustainable traffic projects in the greater Dublin area has been announced by the Department of Transport.

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said this round of financing had placed priority on public transport, cycle and walking routes over new roads.

The programme covers over 100 projects in Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow.

"This Government is committed to investing in public transport and encouraging more sustainable ways of travelling. The projects range in size from large-scale junction changes to small-scale pedestrian crossings, but each will make a real difference in the community," Mr Varadkar said.

In Dublin city there will be €2m to resurface key bus and cycle routes and €1m for the next phase of upgrading the Thomas Street/James's Street QBC.

There will also be a walking and cycling link from UCD to the DART, new cycling and pedestrian access to Sandyford Luas stop, and a new transport interchange at Bray Dart station, which will provide better facilities for pedestrians, taxis and cyclists.