Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1609)

Marc MacSharry


1609. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the breakdown of the transport infrastructure programme in order to deliver the action of the Climate Action Plan 2019 to commence full implementation of the National Cycle Policy Framework in tabular form. [36161/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I will shortly launch a review of sustainable mobility policy, commencing with a public consultation period. This review will look at all aspects of current policy in relation to active travel (walking and cycling) and public transport and preparations are now at an advanced stage with a view to launching in the coming weeks.

This review will allow all stakeholders to reflect on what has been achieved, what remains to be done and how our policy frameworks can support the realisation of a more sustainable transport system.

As part of the public consultation, I will be publishing a comprehensive suite of documents looking at the most important areas of sustainable mobility policy and seeking the views of all stakeholders.

Included among this suite of documents will be a high-level action-by-action status update of all 109 individual actions within the National Cycle Policy Framework. In addition, I will also publish a report of last year's initial Round Table Discussion with stakeholders, an Ex Post Evaluation of the Smarter Travel Areas programme 2012-2016 and a high-level assessment of the actions under Smarter Travel: A Sustainable Transport Future.

I look forward to the next phase of this work and engaging with the Deputy, the general public and all stakeholders as we look to shape the future direction of sustainable mobility policy.