19 Nov 2019, 16.19
The Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism & Sport will meet tomorrow with representatives from three cycling organisations due before the Committee.
The meeting in Committee Room 4, Leinster House at 9.30am will hear from Cyclist.ie, Dublin Cycling Campaign, and I BIKE Dublin for the first of two sessions scheduled on Wednesday.
There will be a resumption of discussions around the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 later on in the morning when Officials from Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and Representatives from National Transport Authority appear.
Committee Chair Fergus O’Dowd TD said: “It is right and proper that groups which represent cyclists have the opportunity to address our Committee, they are a key transport stakeholder group and their input, feedback and ideas around transport policy are very important.
“Clearly, as a country we need to do all we can to encourage more people to cycle, and cycle safely. We all want Ireland to move towards being a Carbon-Neutral society, providing an integrated transport system with cycling as a key component part of this plan.
“Dedicated cycle lanes and separate transport corridors is one of the ways in which we can help to make our roads safer. The National Transport Authority has been central to this with BusConnects, it will be good to get their input on Wednesday.”
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