Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (543)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

543. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding for cycling in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by county in tabular form. [47245/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As the Deputy is aware funding for cycling is made availabIe under a number of different programmes, primarily through the National Transport Authority in recent years; however, my Department retains an element of direct funding through initiatives such as cycle training programmes, Green Schools, Bike Week or the Greenways Strategy. I would note that not all these funding programmes are organised on a county level and therefore exact county level expenditure for all funding may not be available.

The detailed information requested by the Deputy, where available, is currently being compiled by county and will be forwarded in due course in line with Standing Orders.

The Deputy will also be aware that cycling specifically also benefits from Government funding and support provided under other programmes that come under the aegis of other Departments, such as the Cycle to Work Scheme, the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme and more recently the Urban and Rural Regeneration and Development Funds.