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What if urban development made it easier to use public transport, and cycle or walk to work and school? The State must build on the vision set out in Project Ireland 2040 to maximise the number of homes, jobs, public services and amenities which are close to frequent, high-quality transport services. This is the message from the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) who today publish a new report No.148, Transport-Orientated Development: Assessing Opportunity for Ireland. Reaching the strategic objectives of compact growth and sustainable mobility will require further specific decisions to create such development at key locations, new institutional arrangements and tailored funding mechanisms.
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