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Calls For Better Cycling Infrastructure In Dublin


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There is an urgent need for better cycling infrastructure in Dublin.

That's according to Dublin Chamber, who represent over 1,300 companies throughout the region.

According to a recent survey, more than half of respondents said they seen an increase in the number of staff cycling to and from work over the past 12 months.

The Chamber is calling on the government to increase spending on bike facilities and provide funding to the National Transport Authority to implement the GDA Cycle Network Plan, launched back in 2013.

Their spokesperson is Graeme McQueen. He says improving cycling infrastructure is key to growing cyclist numbers in Dublin: 

"It’s hugely encouraging to see a sharp rise in the number of people cycling in Dublin over recent years.

"Since 2008, the number of people commuting into the city has doubled to more than 12,000 every day. However, for the most part, this progress does not come as a result of good cycling infrastructure, but rather in spite of it. This needs to change.

"Workers in Dublin are increasingly looking at cycling as a way of getting around the city. Feedback tells us that thousands more would like to cycle, but are too afraid to get on their bikes."


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