5. Sustainable Mobility & Transport
Chapter 5 - Sustainable Mobility & Transport
The transportation system caters for the movement of communities and businesses across County Kildare. National and regional transport policy recognises that current transport trends in Ireland and the Greater Dublin Area, in particular, in relation to current levels of car use, are unsustainable and that a transition towards more sustainable modes of transport, such as walking, cycling and public transport is required.
Kildare County Council recognises its important role as a local authority in increasing accessibility, promoting active travel modes and reducing car use by a variety of means and to better integrate land use and transportation planning. The Council, through this and other plans, will proactively engage with the National Transport Authority and other relevant transport agencies in seeking to achieve the above.
This draft County Development Plan (CDP) contains a series of sustainable transport goals, policies and objectives for healthy placemaking and sustainable movement that, over time, will achieve an increase in walking, cycling and use of public transport and a decrease in the use of the private car.