Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Ceisteanna (185)

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

185. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will make extra financial provision in order that the bike locker scheme can be expanded in existing locations and extended to new locations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37842/19]

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 active travel.  In terms of overall funding, significant increases have been secured under Project Ireland 2040 to support improved and expanded active travel infrastructure.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has certain statutory responsibilities for the provision of cycling infrastructure, cycling facilities and schemes to promote cycling. 

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have therefore referred the Deputy's questions to the NTA for a more detailed reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 days.