Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (431)

John Curran


431. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the various cycle network plans being implemented in major cities; the funding being allocated to the implementation of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49095/19]

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 public transport, including cycling infrastructure. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has responsibility for the allocation of funding at project level and for the implementation of cycle network plans across our major cities.

I can advise the Deputy that, since announcement of Budget 2020, the overall funding for my Department's two principal active travel related programmes is now likely to increase to just over €100 million in total.

This improved funding allocation does not include the Bus Connects programme which will deliver 200km of largely segregated cycle lanes across Dublin City. It also excludes various other funding sources, such as €23 million for 2020 under the Greenways Strategy and funding that is provided outside my Department, like the Urban & Rural Regeneration and Development funds. 

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have 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.