2.2 Irish Cycling Policy

The Irish Government, the NTA and various State Agencies and bodies are committed to ensuring that the cycling mode is supported, enhanced and exploited, in order to achieve strategic objectives and reach national goals.

The two leading documents regarding cycle policy are from the Department of Transport:

  • Smarter Travel, A Sustainable Transport Future
  • National Cycle Policy Framework

These are supported by, informed by, or paralleled by other key policy documents, inter alia:

  • NTA Transport Strategy for The Greater Dublin Area (2010)
  • National Spatial Strategy
  • Regional Planning Guidelines
  • A Strategy for the Development of Irish Cycle Tourism
  • RSA Road Safety Strategy
  • Policy regarding Bicycles in Quality Bus Corridors