Dáil debates

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Cycling Facilities Funding

11:10 am

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats) | Oireachtas source

Cyclist.iehas called for 10% of the overall transport budget to be allocated to improving cycling facilities. Does the Minister accept that figure? He has said he is committed to improving facilities for cyclists. What target is he working towards in terms of the percentage of transport funding that he will allocate to improving cycling facilities? Does he accept that setting a clear target is the only way of making progress in this area? The Minister spoke about BusConnects. What percentage of the BusConnects budget will be allocated to cycling? While the greenways are very popular and a great help in improving tourist numbers, my concern is with commuting in Dublin in particular and also in the other cities. What is the Minister's target for the percentage of the transport budget that will be allocated towards cycling? What timescale does he have in mind to reach that target?


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