Regional Sustainable Mobility Webinar 2022
On the 31st of January 2022, the Southern Regional Assembly (SRA) hosted a Regional Sustainable Mobility Webinar for Local Authorities and Transport Stakeholders in the Southern Region. This event is a significant milestone in implementing the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) and brought together policy makers and transport authorities in one location to inform and assist the work of our Local Authorities. This event was inspired by the actions of the Interreg Europe MATCH-UP project and was hosted by SRA in conjunction with the Department of Transport (DoT), Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR).
The keynote address was provided by Eamon Ryan T. D., Minister for the Environment, Climate & Communications and Minster for Transport who provided 3 key messages - compact growth, decarbonization and better-balanced regional development for the Southern Region and who also acknowledged the significant work undertaken by SRA in designing and developing the “10 Minute Cities & Town” Framework (viewed here)
Key updates were provided on strengthened central government policies, frameworks and toolkits in support of local actions for sustainable mobility and lower carbon transport. Greater momentum for active travel and public transport projects supported by these initiatives will help the achievement of 10 Minute City and Town concepts.
The event links together information on RSES implementation actions, the new National Sustainable Mobility Policy, new National Transport Demand Management Framework, updates on developing the National Investment Framework for Transport in Ireland and using Area Based Transport Assessment Guidelines developed by the NTA and TII for preparing Local Transport Plans. A series of sub regional seminars with Local Authorities will follow this event to assist practices in land use and transport planning across the Southern Region.