Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (613, 614)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

613. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if an application has been made by Cork city council for funding to expand the public bike system into suburbs and other areas around the city; and the estimated cost of such an expansion. [9476/18]

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Seán Sherlock

Question:

614. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if applications have been made by Cork county council for the provision of a public bike scheme in major towns; and the estimated cost of such a scheme for towns in County Cork. [9477/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 613 and 614 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to cycle and public transport infrastructure. However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport, including the management of public bike schemes.

Decisions regarding contracts, operation and expansion of existing and proposed bike schemes fall under the remit of the National Transport Authority, NTA.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred your question to the NTA for a more detailed reply with regard to your particular query, regarding funding for the Cork bike scheme. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.