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Cyclists To Join Rush Hour Protest Over Bike Infrastructure In The City

Michael Staines
Michael Staines

03:47 15 May 2019


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As many as 200 cyclists are expected to take part in a demonstration on the streets of the city during this evening's rush-hour.

Organisers of the protest want local and European election candidates to prioritise bikes in any new transport policy.

The Dublin Cycling Campaign is urging candidates to sign up to the Cycling for All plan – which aims to make cycling in the city “attractive, enjoyable and safe for people of all ages and abilities.”

Under the plan all local councils would have to earmark 20% of all transport spending for cycling and pedestrian projects moving forward.

Dublin Cycling Campaign spokesperson Colm Ryder said the event has been deliberately timed to coincide with campaigning for the upcoming elections.

“Candidates will need to take on board the message of climate change, the message of sustainable transport and the message that our cities and towns will need to change in the coming years,” he said.

Demonstrators will gather at Merrion Square West opposite the National Gallery of Ireland from 5:15pm this evening.

They aim to arrive at the Dáil just before 6pm.


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