Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
225. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide a full update on the proposed greenway between Henry bridge and Ponsonby bridge on the Grand Canal; if the road on this stretch is designated as a public road; and if he is satisfied that the final detail design is fit for purpose in the context of facilitating all users, that is pedestrian, cycle and mechanical vehicle. [62767/21]
As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and exchequer funding in relation to Greenways. Once funding arrangements have been put in place with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), and in line with Section 32(2) of the Road Act 1993, the planning, design, and construction of individual Greenways is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned, it will be vital that any proposed Greenway have the support of the relevant Local Authority as funding is only provided by TII to Local Authorities. This is also subject to the requirements of the Public Spending Code and necessary statutory approvals. In this context, TII is best placed to advise on the current status, and funding of this proposed project.
Noting the above position, I have referred your question, on this occasion, to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.