The Cycle Friendly Employer initiative has been included in the Government’s National Sustainable Mobility Policy Action Plan for 2022 to 2025. The plan, prepared by the Department of Transport, includes actions to improve and expand sustainable mobility options across the country by providing safe, green, accessible and efficient alternatives to car journeys. It also includes demand management and behavioural change measures to manage daily travel demand more efficiently and to reduce the journeys taken by private car.
The plan calls for a significant cut in transport emissions by 2030 through measures including:
• 500,000 extra walking, cycling and public transport journeys per day by 2030.
• Increasing the proportion of kilometres driven by passenger electric cars to between 40 and 45% by 2030, in addition to a reduction of 10% in kilometres driven by the remaining internal combustion engine cars.
• All replacements for bus and commuter rail vehicles and carriages to be low or zero carbon by 2030
• Increased rollout of rural public transport through Connecting Ireland. [42-50% reduction in emissions by 2030]