Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2426)

Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

2426. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has held meetings with the Minister for Health or other Ministers to discuss the possibility of incentivising persons to combine public transport with walking and cycling. [33304/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

While I have not met with the Minister for Health to discuss this proposal, meetings have been held with the respective officials in our departments, agencies and stakeholders. 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 remain under consideration.