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Act now: Demand cycling for all ages and abilities in Dublin

CAMPAIGN: Dublin and Ireland needs fully segregated cycle routes to make cycling an everyday transport choice for people of all ages and abilities.

After the decision was again recently delayed, later in June,  Dublin City Council is expected to choose between two options for the Liffey Cycle Route and it is also to decide between carrying on with a sub-standard Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route or reviewing the project to make it fully segregated.

Your voice can make a difference — people like you have already started to change the opinion of those in power — we just need to keep pushing harder for higher-quality cycle route which will benefit the city, its people, its economy, and the environment.

We are asking you to:

  1. Email your local councillors and ask them to: support the Liffey Cycle Route Option 7 (and reject Option 8) and support a two-way cycle path on the Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route (and reject a plan to mix cycling with buses).
  2. Email traffic@dublincity.ie and chiefexecutive@dublincity.ie on the Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route only and tell them that it is unacceptable to mix cycling and buses in a unproven design which puts cycling safety and priority last.
  3. Ask people you know to help make cycling safer and more attractive — even just to email one or two councillors or just  chiefexecutive@dublincity.ie.

    The Clontarf to City Centre route has already been to public consultation — it found that the public, councillors, businesses and cycling groups want a two-way route, however, the council are somehow convinced about their flawed and unsafe design. We need to push home the message that dismissing the two-way route and making poor excuses (like that commuter will not use a two-way cycle path, when practice examples tell us otherswide) will not be tolerated.

    More information on the Liffey Cycle Route can be found at liffeycycle.com. (Due to be updated soon!)

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    Cian Ginty
    Editor, IrishCycle.com

    2 comments

    1. The main driver of change in society is awareness. If we communicate effectively as a group we will gradually see support and decisions go the way of sustainable transport and improved quality of life for all.

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