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Fianna Fail want to improve the urban cycling experience

Fianna Fail yesterday launched their cycling policy, titled Improving the Urban Cycling Experience (PDF). Discussion on it can be found on boards.ie here.

A Fianna Fail press release quoted party leader Micheal Martin as saying:

“Policymakers need to take a much more active interest in improving the urban cycling experience in cities and urban areas throughout the country.”

“Many elements of this progressive policy have yet to be implemented and I am calling on the Minister for Transport to put in place a framework to ensure that the proposals contained in the document are implemented.

“In many cases, the proposals involve simple changes to legislation and don’t require significant investment. For example, we are proposing a ban on parking in cycle lanes and greater integration of cycling with public transport.

“The Government continually says that it is interested in constructive suggestions from the Opposition. I would urge them to put aside party political considerations and give serious consideration to the initiatives proposed within this document.”

Improving the Urban Cycling Experience

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