More politicians and candidates sign up to CyclingForAll.ie

Councillors and election candidates from Dublin, Cork, and Galway are included the third batch of politicians to sign up to CyclingForAll.ie.

The latest to sign up are Cllr Cian O’Callaghan (Soc Dems) for the Howth-Malahide area of Fingal, local election candidate Sherlock Marie (Labour) contesting the Cabra Glasnevin area of Dublin City, local election candidate Boyle Dan (Green Party) who is contesting Cork City South Central, and national election candidate Pauline O’Reilly (Green Party) for Galway West South Mayo.

The principals of CyclingForAll.ie are Space, Priority, Continuity and quality, Permeability, Contra-flow for cycling, Integration and connectivity and funding for walking and cycling amounting to at least 20% of the national capital transport budget every year.

All of the politicians and candidates to sign-up so-far:

Dublin City

  • Cllr Patrick Smyth (Fine Gael)
  • Cllr Claire Byrne (Greens)
  • Cllr Paul Hand (Independent)
  • Cllr Ciaran Cuffe (Greens)
  • Candidate Maria Mulvany (Fine Gael)
  • Candidate Neasa Hourigan (Greens)

South Dublin

  • Cllr Looney Dermot (Soc Dems)
  • Candidate Kavanagh Peter (Green Party)

Fingal

  • Cllr Roderic O’Gorman (Greens)
  • Cllr Cian O’Callaghan (Soc Dems)

Kildare

  • Cllr Pádraig McEvoy (independent)

Cork

  • Horgan Peter (Labour)
  • Moran Oliver (Green Party)
  • Boyle Dan (Green Party)

Limerick City & County

  • Mayor of the City and County Cllr James Collins (Fianna Fáil)
  • Candidate Elisa O’Donovan (Soc Dems)
  • Candidate Brian Leddin (Green Party)

Waterford

  • Candidate Marc Ó Cathasaigh (Greens)

Galway West South Mayo

  • Candidate Pauline O’Reilly (Green Party)

Is your local politician not signed up yet?

It’s up to you to convince your local councillors and your TDs that CyclingForAll.ie would be good for their areas and the country. Outline how we need to up our game in design terms, and walking and cycling needs 20% of the capital budget from the Department of Transport.

Check if they are signed up:

If you don’t know your local politicians or need to find their contact details, you can find them via whoismytd.com.

The important thing is to keep it simple, tell them why you value Cycling for All — for TDs and Senators include the link: cyclingforall.ie/tds and for councillors send them cyclingforall.ie/cllrs

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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