Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (89)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

89. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress of the roll out of the Bearna greenway for Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29499/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport and active travel. However, the development of individual projects, including the Bearna Greenway, is a matter for the relevant implementing agencies.

The Galway Transport Strategy was developed by the local authorities in co-operation with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and adopted by the elected members of the councils in 2016. As part of the Strategy's cycling network I understand it is proposed to develop a 5km greenway known as the Bearna Greenway between Bearna and Salthill. Implementation of the Strategy is a matter for the local authorities; however, funding from my Department is available to support its implementation under programmes administered by the NTA.

Noting the NTA's role, I have referred your question to the NTA for a more detailed reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.