Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Transport>Transport systems>Modal shift
Agency:Dublin Transportation Office
Description:Modal shift from private to public transport is an important facet of Irelands approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The governments transport strategy for 2000-2016 for the Greater Dublin Area (A Platform for Change) aimed to reduce growth in the demand for transport, particularly for private transport, and to reduce the need for car commuting by improving the reliability, availability and quality of public transport. The strategy was based on the two interdependent elements of demand management and public transport infrastructure/service improvements, and will be reinforced by complementary land use policies. Through demand management it was intended to reduce growth in travel and to encourage modal transfer from the private car to sustainable modes of travel, such as public transport, cycling and walking. An updated strategy is under preparation as of June 2009, and is due for publication in 2010.

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