Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (252)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

252. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Transport the amount of funding drawn down by each local authority for safe cycling signage since July 2020, in tabular form. [27192/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from the Council's own resources supplemented by Exchequer road grants, where applicable. The initial selection and prioritisation of works to be funded is also a matter for the local authority.

Provision was made this year in the regional and local road grant allocations for expenditure on the deployment of the cycling “safe passing” signs this year. Funding has been allocated to 20 local authorities for the roll out of the “safe passing” signs this year.

In relation to the draw down of funding for the signs one local authority, Mayo County Council, has drawn down €11,640 to date.