Greens on the bus for transport policy launch

The Green Party will board a bus today to launch its submission to the Government’s transport strategy.

Transport spokesman Ciaran Cuffe will unveil a 10-point plan to promote a sustainable transport system that will reduce dependency on increasingly expensive fossil fuels.

The proposals will be put to the government’s public consultation on sustainable travel and transport.

Yesterday, Transport Minister Noel Dempsey and Dublin Transportation Office director John Henry announced plans to let commuters have a say in the future of Dublin’s transportation system for the first time.

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians can give their input to the new strategy through www.2030vision.ie

They also revealed that cars could be rerouted away from the main thoroughfares in the capital and a congestion charged charged to motorists.

However, Mr Demspey stressed that the message would remain clear that Dublin would remain open for business, especially during the construction of the Metro North and Interconnector between 2010 and 2015.

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