Donegal County Council is calling on the public to share their experience of travel in Letterkenny.
The council is currently preparing a Local Transport Plan for Letterkenny and looking at more sustainable transportation for the town.
The public is being invited to complete a brief survey to inform the preparation of this plan and enable further engagement at the subsequent stage of the publication of the Draft Local Transport Plan in 2021. Planners are keen to hear from all age demographics and sectors of society in respect of their transport experiences and opinions on Letterkenny Transport Infrastructure.
The survey is now live and can be accessed by following the link below or through our webpage donegalcoco.ie and will remain open until Friday 16th October 2020; All respondents’ information will be anonymous and will be used to assist in the preparation of the Local Transport Plan for Letterkenny – Link to Survey
National Policy, as contained in the National Planning Framework (NPF) and Ireland’s Climate Change Strategy, are central to the development of this Local Transport Plan as they set out targets for tackling climate change by providing/encouraging more sustainable transportation modes.
The Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Northern and Western region sets out a framework requirement to prepare a Local Transport Plan (LTP) for the designated ‘Regional’ centre of Letterkenny.
The LTP will: examine the current lack of alternatives to the car and land use patterns which can better effect a modal shift to public transport, walking and cycling; will seek to address current issues and anticipate future problems in the transport network of the town and its strategic routes; and in doing so will present a detailed analysis of the current transport situation and present potential interventions and recommendations for active travel options, roads based solutions including the strategic routes and solutions to encourage provision and greater use of public transport.