Public Consultation on a Review of Sustainable Mobility Policy
Deadline for Submission: 24 January (Opened 14 November)
 Visit : www.gov.ie/en/consultation/f1b503-public-consultation-on-a-review-of-sustainable-mobility-policy

The Department of Transport has an open consultation on the future of Transport in Ireland and to review Ireland’s sustainable mobility (active travel and public transport) policy.

 

A recent National Positive Ageing Strategy – Stakeholder Forum highlighted the difficulty experienced by senior citizens when using public transport. 

 
The PPN will also be making a submission if any members would like to forward their submission to us or any comments they would like included in our submission.

For details and supporting documents, visit http://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/f1b503-public-consultation-on-a-review-of-sustainable-mobility-policy/

To make a submission, email  sustainablemobilityreview@dttas.gov.ie or send by post to:

Sustainable Mobility Policy Review, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2 D02 TR60

An extensive range of background papers on various different aspects of sustainable mobility is available to assist with developing the new policy framework.

 

Text only and audio file versions of each background paper are also available. Please email sustainablemobilityreview@dttas.gov.ie if required.

 

 

Supporting Documents:

 

1.      Public Consultation Summary Booklet – Click here

2.      Public Transport and Accessibility – Background Paper 1 – Public Consultation Summary Booklet – Click here

3.      Active Travel – Background Paper 2 – Click here

4.      Climate Change Challenge – Background Paper 3 – Click here

5.      Congestion – Background Paper 4 – Click here

6.      Greener Buses – Alternative fuel options for the urban bus fleet – Background Paper 5  Click here

7.      Land Use Planning and Transport Planning – Background Paper 6 – Click here

8.      Regulation of Public Transport – Background Paper 7 – Click here

9.      Public Transport in Rural Ireland – Background Paper 8 – Click here Statistics and Trends – Background Paper 9 – Click here

10.  Report of Round Table Discussion with Stakeholders – – Click here

11.  Review of actions of Smarter Travel Policy – Click here

12.  Evaluation of Smarter Travel Areas – Click here

13.  Data protection and privacy notice

 

 

 

 

Supporting Documents

Sustainable Mobility can be described as linking people and places in a sustainable way by

supporting:

 comfortable and affordable journeys to and from work, home, school, college, shops and

leisure;

 travelling by cleaner and greener transport and;

 a shift away from the private car to greater use of active travel (walking and cycling) and

public transport (e.g. bus, rail, tram).

 

All elements of sustainable mobility (public transport, cycling, walking) are being considered in the

policy review.

 

Each background paper includes a number of questions to generate ideas about

the extent to which the present approach to sustainable mobility is working well, the areas which

are not, and future priorities.

 

 

Public Consultation Summary Booklet – Click here

 

This document includes useful quick overview on the consultation and some statistics

 

What are the key issues guiding the conultation:

What should be our vision for sustainable mobility?

What objectives should we prioritise?

What targets should be set for sustainable mobility?

How can we deliver value for money for the taxpayer?

How can we encourage people to make cleaner and greener choices in transport decisions?

How can we further enhance the quality, reliability, safety and integration of sustainable mobility services?

How can sustainable mobility meet the needs of Ireland’s changing population?

How can technology shape future sustainable mobility provision?

What other opportunities and challenges do we need to consider?

 

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Background Paper 1 – Public Transport & Accessibility Click here

 

Purpose:

 

This background paper sets out the current status around the provision of accessible public transport for people with disabilities, and actions to progressively make public transport more accessible.

The guiding questions are included as a guide. Participants are not confined to answering the suggested questions and are invited to offer any other contribution they wish to make. It is recommended that submissions are confined to circa 2,500 words or less.

 

Guiding Questions – Background Paper 1

 

1.1        What are the priorities to improve public transport accessibility for people with disabilities or with mobility difficulties?

 

1.2        With Ireland forecast to undergo significant population changes in the medium term, moving from a relatively young demographic profile to one with a higher proportion of older people, what public transport challenges and opportunities does this bring?

 

1.3        Are there international best practice examples in relation to public transport accessibility for people with disabilities or mobility difficulties that could be applied to an Irish context?

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Active Travel – Background Paper 2 – Click here

Purpose:

 

This background paper sets out to examine the previous and current role of active travel modes

(walking and cycling) in the context of the wider transport network. An evaluation of the Smarter

Travel Areas funding programme, commissioned by the Department of Transport, Tourism and

Sport and conducted by AECOM consultants, is also being published as part of this review of

active travel in Ireland.

 

Guiding Questions – Background Paper 1

 

2.1        Given the trends highlighted in Section 5, what should the focus be in terms of

infrastructure delivery?

 

2.2        How can we best deliver an integrated package of focused behavioural change

measures and infrastructure in order to achieve change?

 

2.3        Is greater consideration needed in future active travel policy to increase walking as a transport mode? If so, what measures should be considered?

 

2.4        What additional measures can be introduced to encourage multi-modal journeys?

 

2.5        Which recommendations of the Ex Post Evaluation of the Smarter Travel Areas should be prioritised for action.

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Climate Change Challenge – Background Paper 3 – Click here

 

Purpose:

 

This background paper brings together readily available data and statistics on the transport

emissions in Ireland. This paper also outlines the current climate change challenges facing Ireland

and the steps that are being taken to reduce emissions in line with climate action policies.

Participants in the public consultation are not confined to answering the suggested questions and

are invited to offer any other contribution they wish to make.

 

Guiding Questions – Background Paper 1

 

3.1        Which sustainable mobility emissions mitigation measures, not currently employed in Ireland, should be considered for implementation?

3.2        Are there any measures identified as “potential measures” in Table 7.1 (page 57) that you would like to see implemented?

3.3        Are there any emissions reduction measures, currently employed, that should be amended or fully discontinued?

3.4        How should mitigation measures be prioritised (e.g. on basis of: least cost, carbon abatement potential, disruptive effects, co-benefit potential etc.)?

 

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Congestion – Background Paper 4 – Click here

 

Purpose:

 

This background paper sets out trends in Irish traffic congestion, policy interventions to date,

other potential interventions and international examples to address traffic congestion.

 

Guiding Questions – Background Paper 1

 

4.1           What are the opportunities and challenges around reducing traffic congestion in our cities and other urban areas and how can sustainable mobility respond to these?

4.2           Should additional demand management measures be considered, alongside supply focused measures, to address urban congestion – for example congestion charging/road pricing?

4.3           Are there international best practice examples to address traffic congestion that could be applied in an Irish context?

 

 

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Greener Buses – Alternative fuel options for the urban bus fleet – Background Paper 5 – Click here

 

Purpose:

 

This paper consists of a qualitative and quantitative appraisal of a range of alternative fuel options

available for Ireland’s Public Service Obligation (PSO) urban bus fleet.

 

Guiding Questions – Background Paper 1

 

5.1 What challenges and issues need to be considered in relation to transitioning the

PSO urban bus fleet to alternative fuels and technologies?

5.2 Based on the additional investment costs associated with alternatively fuelled

vehicles and their associated infrastructure, should bus fare structures be modified?

5.3 Are there international best practice examples around the use of alternative fuels in

urban bus fleets that could be applied in an Irish context?

 

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Land Use Planning & Transport Planning-Background Paper 6  Click here

 

Purpose:

 

This background paper sets out the factual situation in relation to the integration of land use

planning and transport planning in the context of Project Ireland 2040 and poses the questions

below on this issue.

 

Guiding Questions – Background Paper 1

 

6.1 What elements of current policy support the integration of land use planning

and transport planning?

6.2 How can we better integrate land use planning and transport planning in

Ireland?

6.3 Are there international best practice examples around the integration of land

use planning and transport planning that could be applied in an Irish context?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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