Chapter 5: Transport and Mobility

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Chapter 5: Transport and Mobility

Strategic Objectives

  • To achieve a sustainable, integrated low carbon transport system with excellent connectivity within and to Waterford.
  • To make efficient use of transport networks and ensure that all new developments contribute towards reducing the need to travel long distances and encourage people to walk, cycle or use public transport.
  • Provide public and active transport infrastructure and services to meet the needs of neighbourhoods, towns, villages and rural areas in facilitating the “10 minute” city and town concept.

5.0       Setting the Scene: Transport Policy Context

There are a number of National and Regional Policies and Plans which provide the context for the following transportation chapter and policies, these are as follows:

  • National Planning Framework 2040;
  • Southern Regional Assembly Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy;
  • Climate Action Plan 2019;
  • The National Climate Mitigation Plan and Climate Adaptation Framework;
  • National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP);
  • Building on Recovery: Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2016-2021;
  • Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future - A New Transport Policy for Ireland 2009- 2020 (Department of Transport, 2009);
  • The National Cycle Policy Framework 2009-2020 (Department of Transport);
  • National Cycle Manual (NTA, 2012);
  • A Best Practice Guide to Permeability, produced by the NTA in 2015;
  • Spatial Planning and National Roads - Guidelines for Planning Authorities 2012;
  • Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets, 2019;
  • Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways, 2018;
  • Local Link Rural Transport Programme Strategic Plan 2018 to 2022; and
  • Rural Transport Initiative – Local Link.

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