A new localised road safety campaign group, Calm Crumlin Road, are holding a candle/bike light remembrance for Josilaine Ribeiro, who was killed in a collision involving a truck driver at Dolphins Barn Bridge a month ago.
Josilaine, a 36-year-old Brazilian who was living in Dublin, was cycling to her work as a carer when she was killed in the collision between her electric bicycle and a truck.
The remembrance will be held on the street tonight from 6pm-7pm, starting across from the fire station.
The Calm Crumlin Road was set up after the death in the context of Dublin City Council councillors urging officials to act on the safety issues on the road but no notable action has been taken.
Earlier this year, when councillors were seeking traffic calming on what they called the “Mondello-like” Crumlin Road were reminded by officials that the road is an “arterial route”. When councillors raised the issue again after the fatal collision, they were told that a speed survey was being conducted before any changes are recommended.
A flyer circulated by the new group said: “`Calm Crumlin Road’ is a new community campaign group advocating for increased road traffic safety measures and enforcement on Lower Crumlin Road / Dolphin’s Barn. Over the coming months, we will be asking DCC and the NTA to implement several measures on the stretch of road (between Dunnes Stores, Crumlin Rd. and Tesco, Dolphin’s Barn) to make our neighbourhood safer for all.
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“On Wednesday 6th December at 6pm we will hold a candle-lit vigil to mark a month since the tragic death of cyclist Josilaine Ribeiro, who was killed at Dolphin’s Barn bridge,” the group said. “Join us on the grass island opposite the Dolphin’s Barn Fire Station, bring a candle in a jar or your bike light, wear your hi-viz, be safe. We will gather at the island and then walk down to Our Lady of Dolours, Dolphin’s Barn.”
The group added: “We need change. Join us to demand change!