Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (788)

Jack Chambers

Question:

788. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the public funding allocation for cycling infrastructure for each local authority in each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30529/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Deputy will be aware that infrastructure for active travel (i.e. cycling and walking) is funded through a number of different programmes.

These programmes include those directly administered by my Department, other programmes administered by the National Transport Authority, projects funded as part of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund and the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund and also projects funded under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme as administered by the Department of Rural Community and Development. In addition local authorities can also avail of EU funding through Ireland's European Structural and Investment Programmes 2014 to 2020.

Data in relation to those programmes under my Department's remit is being collated and will be forwarded to the Deputy in line with revised Standing Orders; however, as can be seen from the above local authorities can also seek funding through a number of other programmes in relation to developing cycling infrastructure.