Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Questions (560)

Catherine Martin

Question:

560. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if all new greenway projects funded through his Department through the National Transport Authority will be designed around a path width of at least four metres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47633/19]

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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. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has responsibility for the planning, design and development of greenway projects funded through the NTA.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a more detailed reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

The Deputy may wish to know that for non-NTA funded Greenways (i.e. Greenways funded under the Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways ), the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) Standard Guidelines are followed, which stipulate 3metres as the desirable minimum width. Greenways funded by my Department, such as the 10 new projects announced in June of this year, must have a minimum width of 3metres, and wider than 3metres is certainly welcome where possible.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A