“Innovative, ambitious and delivered at speed” – 35 projects announced as part of accelerated national transport initiative
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D. today (17th October) launched the Pathfinder Programme of 35 exemplar transport projects to be delivered by local authorities and agencies around the country within the next three years.
The projects were selected following Minister Ryan’s call to local authorities over the summer to submit their most innovative, transformative plans for public transport, walking and cycling in their areas – the projects that could make the greatest difference to people living in their counties with the objective of ensuring delivery of these projects by 2025.
Brian Leddin TD, Green Party Spokesperson for Transport stated;
“The Pathfinder Programme is focused on reducing carbon emissions in the transport sector, by enabling the shift to cleaner transport choices. Decarbonising transport presents an enormous challenge, one which requires a fundamental change in how we travel including a shift in our mindset and choices.
“These projects can deliver once in a generation change by bringing increased momentum to the delivery of projects at a local level and providing templates that can be replicated and scaled up elsewhere. By 2025 the 35 projects around Ireland will be in action, improving our communities and demonstrating to other localities how our transport networks can be transformed and improved.”
The Department of Transport will support the local authorities in accelerating the delivery of the initiative along with implementation workshops. The benefits of the project will be captured and evaluated as part of a national review.
The Pathfinder Programme forms a key part of the implementation of the National Sustainable Mobility Policy (SMP), which is a vital part of the Government’s plan to meet Ireland’s requirement to achieve a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in the transport sector.
Click here for a full list of the Pathfinder Projects.
These projects can deliver once in a generation change by bringing increased momentum to the delivery of projects at a local level and providing templates that can be replicated and scaled up elsewhere.