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Written Answers - Cycle Facilities

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 299.  Deputy Catherine Murphy Information on Catherine Murphy Zoom on Catherine Murphy  asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar  the position regarding the proposed Sutton to Sandycove cycle track, County Dublin; the budget allocation for the project for 2012; the timeline and project plan he envisages for the concept; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3046/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Alan Kelly): Information on Alan Kelly Zoom on Alan Kelly The development of cycle routes similar to that proposed is driven in the first instance by the relevant local authorities around the country. My Department has provided funding to Dublin City Council, at a cost of approxiamately €5.5m, for the recently completed city centre elements of the Dublin Canals Cycle route. The route runs from Portobello to the junction of Upper Sherrif Street and the overall design envisaged a link between the S2S and Canals route on the north side of the River Liffey.

The primary funding source, however, for the provision by local authorities of sustainable transport infrastructure withinh the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) is the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) sustainability funding and it is a matter for the NTA to prioritise and fund projects in the GDA from this allocation.

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