Transport Planning Policy and Guidelines
The Draft Transport Strategy for the GDA provides the basis for the Authority’s policy platform in the Dublin and Mid-East regions. Outside the GDA, the Authority supports the implementation of existing government policy, for example, Smarter Travel and the National Spatial Strategy. The ongoing development and elaboration of this policy platform to help realise its implementation on the ground is set out below under Policy Guidance and Technical Guidance.
Draft Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area
In accordance with Section 12 of the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, the National Transport Authority is required to make a transport strategy for the Greater Dublin Area. The objective of the Strategy is to provide a long-term strategic planning framework for the integrated development of transport infrastructure and services in the Greater Dublin Area.
The Authority has presented Transport Minister Varadkar with a draft transport strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow) for the period up to 2030 (‘2030 Vision’) for his consideration.
For more information, please visit www.2030vision.ie
Integrated Implementation Plan
In accordance with Section 13 (1) of the Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008, an Integrated Implementation Plan must be prepared for the GDA. This plan is currently being prepared.
Policy guidance will be produced from time to time by the National Transport Authority to develop and elaborate on National Transport Authority policy. The Authority is in the process of developing policy guidance in the following areas:
- School Planning (with the Department of Education and Skills)
- Residential Development (with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government)
- Retail Warehousing (with the NRA)
- Freight / Goods Movement
These policy documents will be available here when completed.
Technical guidance is produced to aid local authorities, other state agencies and the general public on how to implement National Transport Authority policy.