Thursday, 4 July 2019

Questions (432)

John Lahart


432. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the availability of bike parking spaces and lockers in all buildings used by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28695/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Department, through the Office of Public Works, provides dedicated bike parking spaces in buildings where this is feasible and where the demand exists from staff. Individual lockable space is also provided to staff. Bike parking may also be provided by landlords of shared buildings in which Departmental offices are located.

In addition, where the OPW provides new build fit-outs, the Department seeks to make provision for bike parking spaces where this is feasible.

I am advised that it is not currently possible to detail how many of our more than 270 buildings currently have dedicated bike parking spaces. I have asked my officials to collate this information and to provide it to the Deputy as soon it is available.

My Department has been actively supporting and promoting the Cycle To Work scheme since it came into operation on 1 January 2009.