To: Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport

Allocate 10% of the National Transport Budget to Cycling

Allocate 10% of the National Transport Budget to Cycling

We are calling on Minister Ross to allocate at least 10% of the National Transport Budget to cycling.

Why is this important?

Cycling offers a wide range of benefits to our society including reducing carbon emissions, relieving congestion, improving health and making our towns safer, more pleasant places to live and move about.

Unfortunately, the resources allocated to cycling at present are nowhere near sufficient to make it a safe and normal activity for people of all ages and abilities. Therefore, we are calling on Minister Ross to:
1.) Allocate at least 10% of the Transport Budget to cycling.
2.) Implement the National Cycle Policy Framework in full.
3.) Take action to reduce transport emissions so that Ireland fulfils its obligations under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Ireland

Reasons for signing

  • 5 cyclists have died already this year. 5 too many. Time for change.
  • Population is getting bigger but the city roads aren't. Public transport, walking and bikes are the only solution.
  • We need more and better cycle lanes and complete physical separation from vehicular traffic. Cycle lanes must be well maintained also.

Updates

2017-03-12 12:13:36 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-02-22 22:04:01 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-02-22 19:55:19 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-02-22 18:45:46 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-02-22 16:37:54 +0000

10 signatures reached