Results of Questionnaire sent to Local Authority Candidates for 2014 Elections
All local election candidates that completed the Cyclist.ie survey want to see 30 km/h limits brought in around schools. And all want Cycle Forums set up in their local authorities.
Here is a summary of some of the other responses:
How often do you use your bike?
32.5% at least every week
NCPF implementation of 10% trip target
98% wish to see it achieved
What do you consider main benefits of cycling?
56% agree with reducing heart/stroke/diabetes
40% greenhouse gas emissions mitigation
42% safer/quieter streets
What meaasures do you favour to implement 10% trip target?
64% high importance to make it easier to combine cycling with public transport
70% high importance to junction re-design
56% high importance to parking in cycle lanes/tracks properly enforced
What do you see as obstacles to increased cycling uptake?
64% high importance to cycling unfriendly road design
47% high importance to traffic speed too high
How to get more children cycling?
64% high importance to funding safe routes to school
44% high importance to 30 km/h speed limits around schools
34% high importance for free cycling skills training on-road
Cycling Officer appointement in LAs?
92.5% in favour
We are trying to produce an analysis of the small number of responses to the Local Authority election 2014 on-line survey.
Here is a breakdown of the local election candidates who responded to the survey:
9 People Before Profit
2 Sinn Fein
3 Fine Gael
1 Fianna Fail
Majority were candidates from GDA (urban areas) with a sprinkling from Kilkenny City, Cork City principally with a few from other urban areas (Dundalk, Monaghan). None was rural.
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