Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Revised National Development Plan: Discussion

Photo of Gerry HorkanGerry Horkan (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I have gone far as I can go on that one. On cycling, I am a big cyclist. I cycle in here more often than I drive but I also drive. I want to make the point that the concrete strips are a disaster. I have heard that so many people trip over them, slip over them, crash into them, including pedestrians and cyclists. There are probably too many of the concrete strips broken into single strips, particularly when they are narrow such as on the Goatstown Road. The cyclist is very much chicaned inside. If a cyclist in front is slower, people are trying to pass them out by trying to get out and trying to get back in. Cycling is fantastic and we have to get the modal shift to encourage people. I was the Dún Laoghaire town cycle champion. This did not mean I was any good, it just meant that I was to promote it.


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