Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action
Active Travel and Urban Planning Focusing on Cycling: Discussion
My point was not to be negative about the cycling industry, but there is a lack of urban design to accommodate people who cycle to work. That is true even at local authority level. For example, Cork County Council local authority has 900 people working in one building, and if they cycle to work in the morning they cannot have a shower, even though it is a new building, built in 2006. In what is being proposed for the design and infrastructure of our urban towns and our villages, is there enough emphasis on ensuring that cyclists have the amenities at work to park, shower and change? With the deepest respect to Belgium and Brussels, it is slightly different here: anyone who was here last Sunday will know what rain is.