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NTA launches Bike Week 2024

Bike Week 2024 Family-friendly activities The National Transport Authority (NTA) is excited to announce Bike Week 2024, taking place from Saturday May 11th to Sunday May 19th. This annual event celebrates the many benefits of cycling with over 900 events scheduled nationwide. From family-friendly activities to heritage cycles, maintenance workshops, and learn-to-cycle events, there is something...

Opening Statement to the Oireachtas Committee of Public Accounts on 2nd May 2024

Cathaoirleach, Committee members, thank you for the invitation to appear before the Committee today to assist you in your examination of the National Transport Authority’s Financial Statements for 2022. As requested by the Committee’s Secretariat we have furnished some information in advance. To assist in answering your questions I am accompanied by three colleagues from...

Walking and cycling take 680,000 cars off the road each day in Ireland’s five largest cities

NTA undertakes largest ever survey of walking, wheeling and cycling in Ireland. The annual economic benefit from walking, wheeling and cycling in the five Metropolitan Areas each year is over €3bn The National Transport Authority has today published the findings of the largest-ever survey of walking, wheeling, and cycling in Ireland, which reveals that walking...

NTA publishes first-ever survey of walking, wheeling & cycling in Waterford Metropolitan Area

Walking and cycling take 16,000 cars off Waterford Metropolitan Area roads every day, according to Walking and Cycling Index The National Transport Authority has today published the findings of the first-ever survey of walking, wheeling and cycling in Waterford Metropolitan Area, which reveals that 52% of residents walk or wheel (meaning the use of a...

NTA publishes first-ever survey of walking, wheeling & cycling in Galway Metropolitan Area

6 in 10 adults in Galway Metropolitan Area walk or wheel at least five times a week, 1 in 5 cycle at least once a week The National Transport Authority has today published the findings of the first-ever survey of walking, wheeling and cycling in Galway Metropolitan Area, which reveals that 6 in 10 (60%)...

NTA publishes first-ever survey of walking, wheeling & cycling in Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area

52% of adults in Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area walk or wheel at least five times a week, 15% cycle at least once a week The National Transport Authority has today published the findings of the first-ever survey of walking, wheeling and cycling in Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area, which reveals that 52% of residents walk or...

NTA publishes first-ever survey of walking, wheeling & cycling in Cork Metropolitan Area

52% of adults in Cork Metropolitan Area walk or wheel at least five times a week, 18% cycle at least once a week 69% of residents support building cycle tracks physically separated from traffic and pedestrians even where that means less room for other traffic The National Transport Authority has today published the findings of...

NTA publishes survey of walking, wheeling & cycling in Dublin Metropolitan Area

Walking and cycling take 530,000 cars off Dublin Metropolitan Area roads every day, according to Walking and Cycling Index. 71% of adults in Dublin Metropolitan Area walk or wheel at least five times a week, 25% cycle at least once a week The National Transport Authority has today published the findings of its latest survey...

A record €1 billion investment by Government since 2020 to prioritise safe walking and cycling for people

The Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD and Minister of State Jack Chambers TD joined National Transport Authority (NTA) Deputy CEO Hugh Creegan to announce €290m in funding to local authorities across Ireland to support the rollout of walking and cycling infrastructure in 2024. Surpassing the €1 billion mark This latest allocation means 2024 will...