Second cycling protest this week to target Dail at lunchtime on Wednesday

Cycling campaigners are looking for members of the public to join them to protest outside the Dail tomorrow.

It follows a morning protest at the Dublin City Council offices on Wood Quay this morning (Tuesday) where around 100 cyclists turned up at rush hour (pictures above and more below).

The die-in or lie-in protest on Wednesday is to happen from 1-2pm with the group first meeting at the Molesworth St DublinBikes station:

Yesterday I Bike Dublin issued a number of demands, which were that:

  • “Dublin City Council to immediately fast-track a programme of physically protected cycling infrastructure in the Dublin City Council area. NB The space for this can be taken from private motor traffic lanes and on-street car parking and not from pedestrians; this history of reallocating space from pedestrians is completely unacceptable.”
  • “Dublin City Council to immediately release all statistics in relation to the 5 axle HGV ban, including the names of companies in violation and the frequency of violations.”
  • “Dublin City Council to install speed cameras to measure the worst streets in Dublin for speeding motorists.
  • “An Garda Síochána to desist from all social media activities pending an independent review by the Garda Ombudsman into derogatory and insensitive communications dating back to 2017 (following inappropriate tweets from the @gardatraffic account which make jokes about bicycles on the same day that Neera Jain lost his life)”

Here’s a selection of images from people’s tweets of this morning’s protest:

https://twitter.com/sileginnane/status/1191659081116921857?s=21

https://twitter.com/__init__ram/status/1191647659527954432?s=21

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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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