AQW 25635/11-15

Mr Daithí McKay
Sinn Féin
North Antrim

Tabled Date: 12/09/2013
Answered On Date: 19/09/2013
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what communication he has had with the Minister for Regional Development on the link between better cycling infrastructure and improved levels of public health.

I would like to answer both these questions together as they are of a similar nature.
My Department and the Department for Regional Development have ongoing discussions about the importance of creating an environment that promotes walking and cycling, including the need for appropriate infrastructure. This supports the delivery of my Department’s obesity prevention framework, A Fitter Future for All”, and DRD’s Active Travel Strategy for Northern Ireland, which was launched in January 2013, and the Active Travel Action Plan, launched in August 2013.