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22/02/2017. Dublin Cycling Campaign. Pictured (LtoR) Zack (8), Jude (10) , Sally (6) and Meg North (12) from Cabra joined Cyclists who gathered outside Leinster House this afternoon to protest for more of the transport budget be allocated to cycling infrastructure in Dublin. The y claim about 1 % of the transport budget is allocated and they are asking for at least 10 %, campaigners say that EU recommends 20% given to cycling from transport budgets. Protesters are asking for more advanced traffic lights, better parking, segregated cycling lanes to name but a few. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie
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This afternoon.

Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Cyclists protest for more of the transport budget be allocated to cycling infrastructure in Dublin. Campaigners claim about 1% of the transport budget is allocated to cycling and they are asking for at least 10%.

They say that EU recommends 20% be given to cycling from transport budgets and would like to see “more advanced traffic lights, better parking, segregated cycling lanes to name but a few”.

FIGHT!

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62 thoughts on “Me Lycra

    1. ahjayzis

      It’s getting so poor martyred motorists can’t bring their large, noisy motorised metal boxes with four empty seats and spewing toxic gasses anywhere these days, Joe.

    2. Scundered

      Damn them and their healthy, fast, green mode of transport, how dare they come up with a better idea than the car.

  1. Fact Checker

    Investment in pretty much all public transport in Dublin has been dismal in the last decade.

    Cycle lanes along the coast and the Dodder should be pretty easy to install. Yet various plans have slouched through the different local authorities’ processes for years with quite ludicrous price tags attached. Read here for a cycle lane costing €2,500 PER METER! (http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/work-on-5m-clontarf-section-of-dublin-bay-cycle-path-starts-1.2218425)

    The cyclists should really be protesting at various local authority offices around Dublin. This is one of the few areas where local authorities have power, yet they manage to use it extremely badly.

    1. Otis Blue

      Anyone remember Phil Hogan’s reform of local government?

      Somehow he managed to make it even worse.

  2. 15p

    the roads are only so big .. like along the canal and stuff, ya can’t make that bigger, its just the roads we have. also, arent they making the whole dame street area carless? lads its a small small city with way too many people, its guna be congested with cars, buses and bikes, ya cant go protesting saying that bikes are more important than the rest, yis all have to share. people have to drive in from the suburbs and further for work, they cant cycle up, theyres always guna be cars.

    1. edalicious

      Nobody’s saying that bikes are more important than the rest. They’re just looking for spending on cycling facilities that is more proportional to the amount of journeys that are made by bicycle. They just want to not be treated as less important than the rest.

    2. ahjayzis

      Public transport from the suburbs. Carparks in the suburbs for public transport users from farther out.

      It’s not an overpopulated city, it’s an underpopulated city. Driving into the city centre 5 days a week in a gas guzzling, oversized box is antisocial behaviour when there are alternatives available.

      Narrow streets is an argument for reduced car traffic, not car traffic monopolies.

      1. And Social Justice For All

        Very well said

        Besides the cycle lanes are in an appalling condition unsurfaced in many cases and poorly maintained as well as designed like a cat litter box

    3. Scundered

      Most drivers do not actually need a car though, unless carrying cargo/luggage which would prove too difficult to take on public transport, so for most drivers they only need to drive as far as public transport begins, the obsession with taking the car is mostly down to two things, greed and laziness.

      1. Anomanomanom

        Does anyone living in the city centre really need a car to drive to the shops, bring kids to school so on so on. Its unnecessary.

          1. Rob_G

            Take a taxi.

            If you lived within two or three miles of your nearest supermarket, you could get a taxi home with your shopping twice a week, and you still not be paying half what you would be doing the same journey with your own car* (when you factor in insurance, tax, depreciation of the asset).

            *if this was your primary purpose for owning a car

          2. jusayinlike

            Yea pay for taxis don’t bother fixing the public transport network..

            Typical pro fine gael drivel from Rob G

          3. Nigel

            I know you’re just being an idiot for the crack, but.. use public transport to get there but if you’re doing a big shop, getting the bags to a stop/station may be difficult and take up lots of space on the bus/train, making a taxi the more efficient and sensible solution.

  3. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    They should invent lights that taser cyclists when they break them on cycle lanes. They ALL do it. Except me, obv. I only do it when the pedestrians have crossed, which makes it totally ok.
    A lot of cyclists are total d-bags. More so than drivers, I find. And I both drive and cycle. And yes, it’s the lycra men who’re the worst. Along with young fellas with no helmets and earphones.

    1. Scundered

      The lycra folk are on the roads a lot more than you, they tend to be older, wiser, experienced and safer for that reason, I rarely see them break the law.

      However the moment anyone gets onto a Dublin Bike…. all laws are forgotten.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Good point. Dublin Bike cyclists break my heart.
        However, how do you know how much I’m on the road? I’m on the road, like, the WHOLE time.

      2. edalicious

        +1 Dublin Bikes are the worst thing to ever happen to regular cyclists. I, for one, advocate some kind of Road Rash style baitiing them out of your way.

      3. Kenny Plank

        To be fair, most DB users are fat EU millennials working in Silicon Docks or tourists, sorry language students. So the law doesn’t apply to them anyway. They believe.

    2. Fact Checker

      I fully agree, being both cyclist and motorist.

      Bad behaviour by cyclists is indeed very annoying. It is not however, in the scheme of things, particularly dangerous though.

  4. veritas

    would the car drivers who object to me cycling in the city prefer me to leave it at home and use my suv instead.

  5. Eoin

    Give them 10 years and they’ll all be moaning about the ineffective health system.

    The more they cycle… the more their lungs need to absorb air, the more dirty diesel fumes they’re taking in… so unfortunately, government policy with low motor taxation on diesels since 2008 has the added caveat of giving all these urban cyclists some major health issues into the future…

    … although.. technically, we’re all doomed, as all major cities are surrounded by ring-roads where the demon poison fumes are burned off the special DPF filters and thus blown across the suburban population for good measure…

    so no one escapes the duuuurty particles… so stress not… Alzheimers has been linked to a magnetic particle from diesel fumes that attaches to cells in the brain… so these cyclists won’t even recall asking for any new laws in no time.

  6. diddy

    Id like to see more DB racks in places like artane glasnevin clontarf terenure HX etc.. all a 10 min cycle into town. And the peeps driving into town are one of 3 things. 1. Snobs who dont like busses. 2. availing of parking in town (too much of that too) 3. living in way out so have to drive. Suburban park and ride is a good idea. cars are littered around dart stations all day with commuters.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I’m don’t like buses so I cycle instead. I am a snob but that’s not why I don’t like buses.

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      No, tommy I think you’ll find he is right.

      gúna = dress (and please do take note of the fada)

      guna = ?? nothing as far as I can tell

  7. mahoney

    if bicyclists didnt want to be going under people’s wheels then they should stay up on the footpaths where they belong, or pay road tax.

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