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11th April 2019 | Transport

More people using public transport is good but we need to promote cycling and walking: Cuffe

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The Green Party has welcomed the publication by the National Transport Authority and Dublin City Council of the annual cordon counts for Dublin City. The cordon counts track the different modes of transport passing through the canal cordon.

Cllr Ciarán Cuffe, Green Party Dublin MEP candidate and chair of Dublin City Council’s Transportation Strategic Policy Committee said:

“It is good to see that for the first time in many years more people are coming to town by bus than by car, however the reduction in pedestrian and cycling numbers is a cause for concern. We clearly need more investment in pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, and this requires action from Minister for Transport Shane Ross TD. If you build it they will come.

“We also need to reconsider free parking for civil servants in the city centre, it is unacceptable that we give free parking as a perk to many permanent and pensionable employees.”

Note to the editor:

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/publications/statistics/reports/