Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
1003. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital expenditure of his Department from 1 January to 31 December 2019 under tshe heading B8.1 Smarter Travel/Sustainable Urban Transport; the individual projects and associated expenditure of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6120/20]
1046. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital expenditure of his Department from 1 January to 31 December 2019 under the heading of B8.5 Cycling and Walking; the individual projects and associated expenditure on each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6699/20]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 1003 and 1046 together.
As the Deputies may be aware, funding for walking and cycling is provided under a number of different programmes, of which the two principal ones are the Smarter Travel/Sustainable Urban Transport and the Cycling and Walking programmes.
The total funding for both programmes in 2019 was approximately €44m as set out below (some figures have been rounded) –
|B8.1||Smarter Travel / Sustainable Urban Transport Programme||€17m|
|B8.5||Cycling & Walking Programme||€27m|
Under both programmes funding at individual project level is largely managed by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and I have therefore referred your question to the NTA for
a more detailed reply with regard to individual projects. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.
However, within the Smarter Travel/Sustainable Urban Transport Programme, a portion of the funding (€4.3m in 2019) is directly administered by my Department and relates to –
- Bike Week;
- Workplace and Campus Programmes;
- Cycle Right training programme; and
- INTERREG (EU sponsored cross-border programme).