Written answers

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Cycling Facilities

Photo of Mark WardMark Ward (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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174. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the budget allocated for active travel spending in 2023; the estimated number of kilometres of new cycling infrastructure this will deliver in 2023; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2493/23]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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The Programme for Government committed to cross-Government spending of around €360 million per annum for walking and cycling measures throughout the lifetime of the Government.The majority of this funding comes from the Department of Transport and will contribute to the development of almost 1,000km of new and improved Active Travel infrastructure across the country by 2025.

While specific allocations for 2023 have yet to be finalised, my Department has committed to providing a budget of over €290 million for Active Travel spending in 2023 and approximately €60 million to TII's Greenways Programme.

In relation to the estimated number of kilometres of new cycling infrastructure that will be delivered this year, I have referred your question to the National Transport Authority (NTA) who have responsibility for delivery of Active Travel projects and to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) who have responsibility for the delivery of Greenways projects.

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