Sight loss charity asks Dublin City Council to stop mixing cycling and walking

Cyclist on a footpath? No, it’s a shared use footpath. — Request comes as plans progress for city centre to Swords bus rapid transit route with shared use footpaths at bus stops and along other sections — NCBI says most vulnerable pedestrians just can’t cope with shared footpaths or shared space Dublin Council Council is to continue to mix cycling and walking on footpaths despite city officials saying they are aware of the issues that the most vulnerable pedestrians have with such designs. Irish councils and other bodies such as the National Roads Authority have followed their UK counterparts in mixing cycling and walking on shared use footpaths — the design is not generally used in the Netherlands or Denmark where a core principle of cycle route design is to keep cycling and walking apart. Even North America, where there has been a boom in cycle paths, has generally avoided the design on roads and streets. Representing the NCBI, the national sight loss charity, at the city council transport committee last week, Fiona Kielty said she wanted to confirm that Dublin City Council is not in favour of cyclists and pedestrians mixing. Referring to a project “coming up in Kilmainham”, Kielty said “The suggestion was that cyclists and pedestrians would share an area of footpath. I’ve already … Continue reading Sight loss charity asks Dublin City Council to stop mixing cycling and walking