I have called for increased funding for subsidised cycle lanes and purchase schemes

 

A report, carried out by experts from the University of Glasgow over five years, shows that 46% of those who cycled to work lowered their risk of cardiovascular disease and 45% lower risk of developing cancer than people who drive to work or take public transport.The research concluded that overall  cyclists have a 41% lower risk of premature death from any cause. This is a hugely significant percentage. These findings strongly indicate that policies designed to make it easier for people to commute by bike, such as increased funding for subsidised cycle purchase schemes and cycle lanes.

The European Cycle Federation (ECF) will host the Velo-City Conference in Dublin in June 2019, this is Europe’s foremost international planning conference on cycling.

I believe that Dublin needs to be making strides towards integrating cycling more fully in the city’s transport infrastructure now. I believe that our city needs to move towards dedicated cycling lanes, similar to the Grand Canal route. This makes sense from a public health and environmental perspective. Planning arterial cycling routes into the city is something that needs to be done immediately.

As the city becomes more pedestrian friendly I believe that cycling will become the main form of transport into town and we need to start planning for that now.

 

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