Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Ceisteanna (310, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333)

John Curran

Ceist:

310. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the analysis of the National Cycling Policy Framework will be published as part of the review of public transport policy by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28356/19]

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Catherine Martin

Ceist:

329. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress made in implementing policy 19.1 of the National Cycle Policy Framework (details supplied). [28472/19]

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Catherine Martin

Ceist:

330. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress made in implementing policy 18.8 of the National Cycle Policy Framework (details supplied). [28473/19]

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Catherine Martin

Ceist:

331. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress made in implementing policy 18.7 of the National Cycle Policy Framework (details supplied). [28474/19]

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Catherine Martin

Ceist:

332. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress made in implementing policy 17.3 of the National Cycle Policy Framework (details supplied). [28475/19]

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Catherine Martin

Ceist:

333. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the progress made in implementing policy 17.4 of the National Cycle Policy Framework (details supplied). [28476/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 310 and 329 to 333, inclusive, together.

As the Deputy may be aware, in the coming weeks and in line with a Programme for a Partnership Government commitment, I will seek the public's views on public transport and active travel policy. 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.

The review is premised on the concept of integrated and sustainable transport, in keeping with the objectives of Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future which formed the overarching policy backdrop to the development of the National Cycling Policy Framework. As part of the overall review therefore, analysis of the National Cycling Policy Framework and the implementation status of its actions is being conducted and will be published as part of the overall review.

Last year, as part of this review I hosted a Public Transport Stakeholder Forum in the Mansion House at which representatives from a broad spectrum of interest groups in the wider public and sustainable transport sector attended, including those representing cyclists.

I look forward to engagement by the general public and all stakeholders with the forthcoming consultation process and welcome their views in relation to the both public transport and active travel as a mode of transport.