New National Greenways Strategy being Prepared – Submissions Invited until 14th July 2017

The Department of Transport Tourism and Sport has published a public consultation paper on a “Strategy for the Future Development of Greenways” and is inviting submissions from interested parties on the issues raised in the paper by 14 July.

Minister Shane Ross says:

“ The paper discusses a wide range of issues surrounding the development of greenways and poses a number of questions to prompt further debate and inform the development of an overarching Strategy for the future development of Greenways.  The public consultation paper sets out the policy context for Government investment in Greenways, including their value from an economic, health, community and rural and regional regeneration perspective.  It also references the significant tourism benefits that can accrue as well as providing a more sustainable transport option for many communities.  Importantly, the paper seeks views from interested parties on some of the more contentious issues that have arisen in the development of some greenway projects and asks what approach should be taken to such issues in future.”

“Since becoming Minister I have been inundated with requests from all around the country for funding for Greenways.  It is important that we target our investment in greenways that will deliver the most for their communities and for the country at large. The outcome of this public consultation will inform the development of a new Greenways Strategy to ensure that future funding is spent on the right projects, in the right areas and at the right time. To make sure that we take the right approach in future we need as many people as possible to give us their views during this public consultation process.”

The consultation document can be viewed at:

http://www.dttas.ie/publications

http://www.smartertravel.ie/content/greenways

As set out in the public consultation paper, submissions can be made electronically to greenways@dttas.ie or by post to:

Sustainable Transport Division

Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport

Leeson Lane

D02 TR60

 

The closing date for submissions is Friday 14th July 2017.

A template for submissions is attached.

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