— Trinity College Dublin and Digit Game Studios first to sign up.
A campaign to get businesses to show their support for the planned Great Dublin Area Cycle Network was launched this weekend.
CyclingWorks Dublin follows CyclingWorks in London which helped 180 companies show their support for segregated cycle route planned when Boris Johnson was Mayor of London. The companies signed up in London include Microsoft, Deloitte, Royal Bank of Scotland, Unilever and Coca-Cola.
The Dublin group is calling on businesses to write to transport minister Shane Ross and Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority, asking them to speed up building the Great Dublin Area Cycle Network, with “kerb protected cycle lanes will make active travel a real option for everyone, not just the young and fit”.
It said in an online presentation that the network roll-out “is currently stalled due to insufficient political will”.
Stephen McManus, a co-founder of the Dublin group said they welcome any companies of any size, and will be also seeking groups such as hospitals and educational institutes to sign up.
McManus said that three other companies have already asked for details since their launch and “there’s a quite a high rate of clicks on the slide deck“.
Richard Barnwell, CEO of Digit Game Studios, said on Twitter: “Excited to be on board. A huge opportunity for Dublin to become cyclist friendly – making it a happier, safer, greener city.”