Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2421, 2422, 2423, 2424, 2425)

Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

2421. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered introducing a promotional campaign to encourage persons to combine public transport usage with active modes of transport such as walking and cycling. [33299/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

2422. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered offering special tickets to facilitate persons who wish to combine their public transport journeys with active modes of transport such as walking and cycling. [33300/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

2423. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered offering incentives to encourage persons who wish to combine their public transport journeys with active modes of transport such as walking and cycling. [33301/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

2424. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the introduction of new campaigns by the National Transport Authority, NTA, or public transport operators to encourage persons to combine their public transport journeys with walking and-or cycling. [33302/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

2425. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the recent trial by the NTA of the walk and ride campaign designed to encourage persons to combine public transport with walking and cycling. [33303/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2421 to 2425, inclusive, together.

I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department, and the National Transport Authority (NTA), are supporting Healthy Ireland as it looks to develop a promotional campaign relating to the health benefits associated with making active travel part of a person’s daily commute.

The exact detail of any proposed campaign remains under consideration.