Written answers

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Departmental Budgets

Photo of Gino KennyGino Kenny (Dublin Mid West, People Before Profit Alliance)
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310. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a list of projects and their respective costs which were funded under the heading of walking and cycling (details supplied) between 1 January and 31 December 2018 will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12669/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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As the Deputy may be aware, funding for cycling and walking is provided under a number of different programmes, of which the two principal ones are now the Smarter Travel/Sustainable Urban Transport programme and the Cycling and Walking programme.

Expenditure for the Cycling and Walking programme is recorded under subhead B8.5 in my Department. I can inform the Deputy that figures currently available indicate the total expenditure outturn by my Department on the Cycling and Walking programme in 2018 was €18.1 million spent specifically on cycling and walking infrastructure in our major urban areas.

I have referred your question to the NTA for a more detailed reply with regard to the breakdown on this particular programme. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

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