Written answers

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Cycling Facilities Provision

Photo of Lucinda CreightonLucinda Creighton (Dublin South East, Independent)
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14. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to work with Dublin City Council to expand the Dublin bike scheme into areas of Dublin 4 and Dublin 8; his views that there has been a delay in expansion of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46332/14]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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As I am sure the Deputy is aware, the development and delivery of walking and cycling infrastructure in the Greater Dublin area is a matter for the National Transport Authority in conjunction with the relevant local authority, in this case Dublin City Council. A major expansion of thedublinbikesscheme has recently been completed in Dublin City with approximately €5.2 million provided in funding by my Department and administered by the National Transport Authority through Dublin City Council. This brought expansion of the scheme to Dublin 8 including Kilmainham and Heuston Station, and including Barrow street and South Dock Road in Dublin 4. I am not aware of any delay in the recent expansion of the scheme.

Further to this, the Deputy will be aware of Dublin City Council's plans to further extend this scheme which are outlined in the Council's "Dublinbikes Strategic Planning Framework 2011 - 2016" document which was published in 2011.

Dublin City Council is continuing to finalise the roll-out of the current programme of expansion and have therefore not sought any additional funding from the National Transport Authority beyond the work currently being undertaken.


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