8.5.2 Promoting Modal Change and Active Travel
Increasing capacity on public transport including bus corridors, DART, suburban railway lines and Luas will continue to reduce the reliance on private car usage and provide opportunities for people to alter their travel behaviour and increase modal shift to more sustainable modes.
Promoting modal change also encourages active travel (i.e. walking and cycling) in general and as a means to access public transport routes. Car clubs, whereby cars are rented for short periods, facilitate people who have limited need for a car and these clubs can help reduce car ownership levels and free up road space for more sustainable travel modes.