LEVELS OF motor traffic in Dublin city have declined in the last decade, with 5,000 fewer cars entering the city during the daily morning rush last year than in 2000, according to new figures from Dublin City Council.
While commuting by car has decreased in the last 10 years, the numbers choosing to cycle into the city have risen by one-third over the same period
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The recently-launched Road Safety Authority (RSA) campaign of radio ads highlights the risks of injuries and loss of life posed to cyclists by the Irish road network. It will scare cyclists off the road, according to advocacy groups Cyclist.ie. ‘This goes against EU, Irish and local government active travel policy, and is simply contrary to common sense’, said Mike McKillen, chair of national advocacy group Cyclist.ie. EU-wide, public policy is directed at persuading commuters to leave their cars behind in the driveway and get on their bikes to go to work, college or school. The roll-out of many public bike schemes across the EU is testament to this new urge to get citizens cycling. Continue reading Counter-productive RSA campaign a ‘red herring’, say cyclists, because it scaremongers about the risks in cycling