What do you think about rickshaws? The NTA wants to know

A survey has been launched ahead of proposed legislation

What do you think about rickshaws? The NTA wants to know

File photo of rickshaws in Dublin city | Image: Rollingnews.ie

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has launched a survey for the public's views on rickshaws in Ireland.

The survey comes ahead of proposed legislation to regulate the industry.

The NTA is looking for the views of public users in relation to their experience of rickshaws, existing rickshaw owners, rickshaw operators and drivers and all members of the public on if and how rickshaws might be regulated.

The pages are navigable backwards, to allow people to change their minds.

Representative organisations and bodies are also encouraged to provide submissions directly via rickshaws@nationaltransport.ie.

The research will inform the drafting of new legislation in the area.

The Dáil voted last year to give the NTA the power to set new traffic laws for the human-powered vehicles.

NTA deputy CEO Hugh Creegan said: "Earlier this year, Minister for Transport Shane Ross asked the NTA to seek the views of the public and key stakeholders in relation to the operation of rickshaws in Ireland.

"The regulation of rickshaws has been a matter of public interest for some time now and the information we gather in this process will bring some clarity to bear on how the relationship with regulatory authorities will be defined into the future.

"We would encourage anybody who has an interest in the area to share their views so that we can work towards the most appropriate regulatory regime."

Following the review, the NTA will consider the responses and formally respond to the department.

The closing date is Monday, September 25th 2017.

The online questionnaire can be accessed here