To: Politicians, state bodies and agencies

Cycling For All in Ireland

Cycling For All in Ireland

— Transform our streets and roads, urban and rural, using the Cycling For All principles, as outlined on outline at http://cyclingforall.ie/

— Provide funding for walking and cycling amounting to at least 20% of the capital budget for transport every year.

Why is this important?

Ireland needs to unlock the current suppressed potential for cycling — transport, mental and physical health, and environmental benefits, and also more wide-ranging positives of mass cycling.

These wider benefits include giving teenagers and parents freedom from the parent taxi; freeing many people across the country from the restrictive options of driving or depending on infrequent public transport; and supporting “last mile” trips to high-quality public transport.


Reasons for signing

  • Cycling has all the personal and environmental benefits, without any of the health and environmental costs other means of transport produce: pollution, traffic jams, obesity, anxiety. It is unbelievable that despite so many successful examples of city cycling systems implementations around the world, Dublin cyclist are the most disadvantaged user of the public roads: inconsistent and unsafe cycle paths, lack of driver education..
  • Cycling needs to be made easier and roads safer to encourage more people to cycle than to drive.
  • I cycle to work daily but can see that many sections are not safe enough for broad use. I've also seen how much larger cities than ours (Vancouver for ex) have incorporated a well designed network of separate cycle lanes into the city traffic plan.

Updates

2018-08-02 19:00:51 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-06-14 18:46:55 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-05-18 17:31:31 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-05-18 13:11:19 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-05-18 12:18:38 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-05-18 10:59:45 +0100

10 signatures reached