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An environmentally sustainable public transport system will enable economic growth and meet significant increases in travel demand while contributing to our national policy of a low-carbon economy.
We will see a decisive shift away from polluting and carbon-intensive propulsion systems and investment in public transport will include the Metro Link in Dublin, priority elements of DART expansion, and BusConnects programme to overhaul the current bus system in Ireland’s cities.
The expansion of attractive and sustainable public transport alternatives to private based car transport will reduce congestion and emissions.
There will be a special focus on the provision of safe alternative active travel options increasingly being chosen by people such as segregated cycling and walking facilities and networks, especially in our cities and towns, which will also alleviate congestion and help to meet climate action objectives.
See National Strategic Outcome 4 of the National Development Plan 2018 - 2027 for the full detail.