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Public Transport Review

Dáil Éireann Debate, Friday - 6 September 2019

Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1634)

John Curran


1634. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a public consultation will be launched in relation to public transport and active travel policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36563/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As I have previously informed the Deputy, 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 public transport and active travel 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 public transport and active travel policy and seeking the views of all stakeholders. 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 the existing policies, Smarter Travel: A Sustainable Transport Future and the National Cycle Policy Framework.

I look forward to the next phase of this work and engaging with the public and all stakeholders as we look to shape the future direction of public transport and active travel policy.