Cyclists demanding attention and improved infrastructure is nothing new but this time their target is – candidates in the forthcoming European Parliament elections, an arena many believe is ripe for furthering green policy. Wednesday’s protest, organised by the Dublin Cycling Campaign, the most prominent lobby, is calling for a 20 per cent allocation of transport spending to both cycling and walking, a figure they say is based on a UN recommendation. Dozens of cyclists attended a demonstration outside Dáil Éireann on Wednesday seeking political support for investment in infrastructure. As well as helping reduce traffic emissions, he says cycling is increasingly embraced across the continent as a tourism drive. He has had his own near misses, he says, but asked if he believes the politicians are listening on Wednesday, he replies,“no”.
Source: The Irish Times May 15, 2019 19:07 UTC