Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (260)

Clare Daly


260. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the discussions to date which have taken place between Irish Rail and Fingal County Council regarding the planned Broadmeadows Way cycle and pedestrian route in County Dublin; his plans to ensure assistance is provided to progress this regional greenway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3585/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding  in relation to public and sustainable transport.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including cycling infrastructure.  

I am not aware of any such discussions as referred to by the Deputy; however, I have referred the question to Iarnród Éireann for direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.

More generally, the Deputy will be aware that my Department provides substantial funding to the NTA for the development of cycling infrastructure across the Greater Dublin Area and indeed the wider State. It is a matter for the local authority to engage with the NTA as regards any potential assistance that may be afforded a particular cycling project.  

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