Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Smarter Travel Project

9:00 pm

Photo of Joan CollinsJoan Collins (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance)
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Question 759: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the areas that won the competition for the smarter travel project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8247/12]

Photo of Alan KellyAlan Kelly (Tipperary North, Labour)
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The result of the National Competition for Smarter Travel Areas was announced on 1 February. Limerick city, Dungarvan and Westport will share in funding of €23 million over a five-year period to transform into Smarter Travel areas, promote cycling and walking, increase the use of public transport and reduce car travel. The three successful areas put forward excellent proposals for transforming people’s travel behaviour, with support from local businesses and communities. My Department’s investment in Smarter Travel areas will reshape and transform these areas, reduce congestion and pollution, improve road safety, create local employment opportunities and improve people’s health and fitness, as well as enhancing town and streetscapes locally.

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