Dublin Cycling Campaign welcomes City Council’s interim COVID-19 mobility plan to boost walking and cycling

Dublin Cycling Campaign welcomes today’s announcement by Dublin City Council to implement interim measures to boost walking and cycling in the city centre. This is in response to the need to change how people travel around the city in a way that maintains social distancing.

This is in a context where cities across Europe are doing major changes. London is working towards a ten-fold increase in cycling and Paris is building 650km of new cycleways.

“The way people move around the city will need to fundamentally change in response to social distancing requirements. Dublin Cycling Campaign welcomes these ambitious goals to triple the number of people cycling and double the number of people walking in the city centre” said Kevin Baker, chairperson of Dublin Cycling Campaign.

“The measures being proposed will be vital for making cycling a safe and comfortable option for the thousands of people who will be new to cycling in the city”, said Mr Baker

“Dublin Cycling Campaign volunteers will review the plans in detail and continue to push for further expansion of safe cycling routes. The remaining three Dublin councils need to lay out similarly ambitious plans, to enable people to cycle safely from places such as Tallaght, Dún Laoghaire and Swords”, said Oisín O’Connor, the campaign’s spokesperson for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

The full Dublin City Council/National Transport Authority report is attached below.

Press release
Thursday, May 21, 2020

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