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6.3.1 | Introduction Transport has amajor impact on quality of life, community interaction, economic prosperity and environmental quality. It also has a major impact on the distribution of population, employment, education, socio-economic and cultural uses. There is evidence of an overreliance on the private car for travel to work and education. Approximately 14% of the Region’s population traveled to work/education used green modes in 2016 - lower than the State average (17%) 16 . Our Region faces the challenge of shifting to alternatives to the private car and promoting greater efficiency in the use of our transport networks.

This section addresses the role of transport networks to improve the sustainable movement of people and goods. Objectives in this section address the NPF’s National Strategic Outcomes of Enhanced Regional Accessibility, Sustainable Mobility and High-Quality International Connectivity.

6.3.2 | Policy Context

Project Ireland 2040 supports the provision of a well-functioning integrated public transport system, enhancing competitiveness, sustaining economic progress and enabling sustainable mobility choices for citizens.

In broader terms, the RSES addresses the effective integration of transport and land use planning in the metropolitan areas, large towns and settlements, smaller towns, villages and rural areas. The RSES recognises the diversity of the Region, its variety of settlement patterns, economic and social conditions in the formulation of transport policies, objectives and measures.

16. Census 2016, CSO.

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