Neeraj Jain (above) who was killed while cycling to work last Friday: I BIKE Dublin plan a week of activities to mark Mr Jain’s death
Following the death of Neeraj Jain who was cycling to work last Friday morning when his bike collided with a cement mixer at the back of the builkding site of the National Children’s Hospital….
….I BIKE Dublin is organising a series of actions this week to draw attention to “the fatal neglect of our roads by critical public services”.
Mr Jain, from Faridabad, India, moved to Ireland in 2018 to pursue a Masters degree in Engineering in UCD and was working with Deloitte in Dublin.
Ciarán Ferrie of I BIKE Dublin writes:
This week, I BIKE Dublin will hold a series of actions targeting those State institutions that bear responsibility for the safety of people who cycle in this city….
We demand that the killing of Neeraj Jain marks a turning point – and that those responsible for safety on our streets ensure that no more cyclists are killed.
I BIKE Dublin demands:
A commitment from those responsible for the safety of our roads that there will be no more deaths of people who cycle.
We demand this commitment from:
Owen Keegan, CEO, Dublin City Council
Shane Ross, Minister for Transport
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris
Anne Graham, CEO, National Transport Authority
Moyagh Murdock, CEO, Road Safety Authority
Dr. Sharon McGuinness, CEO, Health and Safety Authority
Dublin City Council to immediately fast-track a programme of physically protected cycling infrastructure in the Dublin City Council area. NB The space for this can be taken from private motor traffic lanes and on-street car parking and not from pedestrians; this history of reallocating space from pedestrians is completely unacceptable.
Dublin City Council to immediately release all statistics in relation to the 5 axle HGV ban, including the names of companies in violation and the frequency of violations.
Dublin City Council to install speed cameras to measure the worst streets in Dublin for speeding motorists.
An Garda Síochána to desist from all social media activities pending an independent review by the Garda Ombudsman into derogatory and insensitive communications dating back to 2017 (following inappropriate tweets from the @gardatraffic account which make jokes about bicycles on the same day that Neeraj Jain was killed).
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