Saturday 24 February 2018

Government is geared up for cycle scheme

I AM concerned that your article on Monday, June 20, headlined "Bike to work scheme not being tracked by State" appears to suggest the Cycle to Work Scheme is not thought through or integrated into government policy.

The scheme was based on a similar scheme in the UK which has been running successfully for 10 years. It is an integral part of the Department of Transport's National Cycle Policy Framework. It also complements the similar Tax Saver relief for annual public-transport tickets.

Both of these are part of the wider Smarter Travel strategic vision which is to increase the number of commuters using sustainable travel modes by 20pc by 2020.

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