Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has won the Cycling Infrastructure Award from the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF).
The ECF, an umbrella group of European cycling campaign groups, said its inaugural Cycling Infrastructure Award “acknowledges municipalities taking the lead on building ambitious and innovative cycling infrastructure”. The award is sponsored by consultants Arup.
The ECF said: “After the start of the COVID-19 health crisis, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County-Council, Ireland, re-allocated road space from cars to cyclists in less than two months. As a response to the pandemic, the cycling project recorded two million cycling and walking trips in its first year, with a noticeable impact on the number of trips by women and children.”
The inaugural ECF Awards were presented tonight at Velo-city, the ECF’s international cycling conference, in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Henk Swarttouw, ECF President and Jill Warren, CEO of ECF.
Other winners include R+V Versicherung AG for the Cycle-Friendly Employer Award, the Brussels-Capital Region for the Road Safety Award, and the City of Paris for the Cycling Improvement Award.
Warren said: “These awards aim to recognise the finest achievements in cycling and celebrate them on the global stage that is Velo-city.”
DLRCC’s award was received by Conor Geraghty, Senior Engineer at Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County-Council.