Cyclist.ie made a submission today, 19 Feb 2021, to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DEPR) in regard to the “Review to Renew” consultation – that is, the process for the public to comment on the renewal of our National Development Plan.
In our short submission, we stressed the need for sustainable transport and active travel to become the central, and indeed dominant, parts of transport investment for the state over the coming years.
We also highlighted the need for a complete review of the public spending code. In particular we want to see the Department of Transport’s 2015 plan Investing in our Transport Future – A Strategic Framework for Investment in Land Transport and the Common Appraisal Framework (CAF) updated substantially to embrace principles of sustainability and the health benefits conferred by active travel investments.
You can read our submission to DEPR here.
And you can the official documentation to which we responded at this dedicated DEPR webpage.
A big thanks to our volunteers for pulling this together in between many other jobs!