Thursday, 5 November 2009
National Cycle Policy.
Fergus O'Dowd (Louth, Fine Gael)
I am surprised by Deputy Broughan's approach to the bus gate because he is a favourite of Dublin Bus, whose facts and figures show that as a result of the bus gate buses move much faster through the city. I am disappointed with him in that regard.
We are all of the same view with regard to cycling and walking and I welcome the Minister's views on the issue. In some cities in France I have visited recently the pedestrian is king in the city centre, the cyclist follows and then comes the motorist. In some cities in France, the traffic stops for pedestrians crossing the roads at designated areas. Could we look at the law on this in urban issues? It is a critical issue.