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Over 4,000 people call on Dublin City Council to trial Liffey Cycle Route

NEWS IN BRIEF: Over 4,000 people have signed the LiffeyCycle.com petition calling on Dublin City Council to trial Liffey Cycle Route, and to “then look to build a wider quick-build cycle network.”

Trialing the Liffey Route is now also part of a local ask as part of the national CyclingForAll.ie campaign — which seeks members of the public to ask general election candidates to sign up to CyclingForAll.ie.

The petition is supported by this website, as well as by local cycling campaign groups I Bike Dublin, and the Dublin Cycling Campaign, and by the national umbrella campaign group Cyclist.ie, transport user group the Dublin Commuter Coalition.

The petition states: “We need your help to show public support to trial a cycle path on Dublin’s quays in 2020, and then look to build a wider quick-build cycle network.”

It adds: “The Liffey Cycle Route was adopted in the Dublin City Development Plan 2011-2017 with the promise that a continuous and segregated cycle route would be built within the time of the plan. But the project has suffered many set backs and, last week, it was confirmed that the route is delayed yet again and now not expected to open until at least 2024.”

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1 comment

  1. Cycling Without Age supports the call for the Liffey Cycle Route. We are now in a climate emergency. Dublin (and other cities and towns) need to plan and create carbon-friendly transport options, to include safe, segregated pedestrian and cycling routes. The health and safety of our citizens is a political priority, or should be.

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