Written answers

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Transport Infrastructure Provision

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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53. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a broad policy framework has been developed to shape the expenditure of the €1.8 billion for cycling and walking infrastructure; and the key performance indicators used in choosing projects. [17885/21]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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The Government has committed that €1.8bn in cross-Government funding will be spent on walking and cycling over the lifetime of the Government. This investment will support the delivery of of almost 1,000 kilometres of improved walking and cycling infrastructure by 2025 as well as additional investment in Greenways.

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure, including cycling and walking infrastructure.

Details of individual projects are matters for the NTA and the relevant local authorities; accordingly I have referred your question to the NTA for a more detailed reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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54. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of the cycling and walking initiatives in Dublin city and Fingal in the first round of funding allocations; and the forecast numbers for users of the new facilities when fully in place. [17886/21]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure, including cycling and walking infrastructure. In February 2021 the NTA published details of the allocation of grants totalling €240 million under the Sustainable Transport Measures Grant Programme 2021, to support the implementation of sustainable transport projects by local authorities in the Greater Dublin Area and the regional cities of Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. This represents an increase of €130 million on last year’s allocation and will support the addition of 233 new projects to the NTA’s investment programme in 2021.

The full list of allocations is available on the NTA website at the following link:

Details of individual projects are matters for the NTA and the relevant local authorities; accordingly I have referred your question to the NTA for a more detailed reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

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