Can you retrofit for walking and cycling on ribbon development in an Irish town? Part 1: The problem

COMMENT & ANALYSIS: Towns don’t get enough coverage on IrishCycle.com, it’s overdue time to fix that.

Over the lockdown when I had a bit more time I went on a walk and tweeted out a Twitter thread covering the example of the Killala Road in Ballina (where I live). This article is basically that thread reproduced here as part one of a two part article asking: Can you retrofit for walking and cycling on ribbon development in an Irish town?

Part two will cover possable solutions. For now, here’s the Twitter thread:

(The council has since given a holding reply)

 

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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