Southern Regional Assembly RSES LowRes | Framework for the Integration of Transport Planning with Spatial Planning Policies

Transport policies and objectives for the Region have a strong focus on: • Managing and enhancing the national and strategic road networks to address the Region’s intra-regional, inter-regional and international connectivity; • Managing and enhancing the existing rail infrastructure in the Region to maximise future level of rail services to be sustainably accommodated in tandem with integrated spatial planning; • Safeguarding disused railway line alignments for possible future use, for example conversion to greenways; • Providing for enhanced regional and local bus services; • Improving walking and cycling provision in towns and villages, including the re-distribution of street space and upgrade of public realm and urban design; • Providing multi- modal hubs, park-and-cycle and park-and-walk for those large segments of the population not living on a public transport route; • Improving public transport provision in rural areas.

The following table sets out the hierarchy of policies and plans against which transport policy in the Region is formulated and implemented.

Table 6.1 | Hierarchy of Transport Policy


Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Trans-Boundary Interaction with Northern Ireland National Planning Framework, Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future National Cycle Policy Framework and National Physical Activity Plan




Metropolitan Areas

Metropolitan Transport Strategies for Cork, Limerick- Shannon and Waterford Development Plans, County Walking and Cycling Strategies Settlement Walking and Cycling Strategies Local Area Plans Local Transport Plans Local Link Rural Transport Programme Strategic Plan 2018-22

County & City


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