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The DCC claims that allowing cyclists to use the bridge would ensure they Dublin cyclists say bridge ban a ‘disgrace’
From:ireland.com
Monday, 29th August, 2005

Dublin cyclists have expressed their anger at being prohibited from using the new Sean O’Casey bridge near the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC).

The Dublin Cycling Campaign (DCC) this morning called the decision to ban cyclists from the bridge as a “disgrace”.

“This is despite the fact that the bridge offers the safest, most efficient and ‘cleanest’ way to cross the Liffey for cyclists travelling from/to the north and south east of the city,” said David Maher of DCC.

“The bridge could easily have been designed to safely accommodate both cyclists and pedestrians,” he continued. “However the authorities seem determined to ignore the rights of cyclists and so have imposed this insane ban.

“What ever happened to good planning and promoting sustainable transport? This decision is little more than transport vandalism,” he said.

The DCC claims that allowing cyclists to use the bridge would ensure they avoided one of Dublin’s most dangerous stretches of roads. Ends

Personally I think this guy should stop whinging about the little hassle of cyclists having to dismount walk what 50-60m? Remount and cycle onward; the serious delay on the Macken St bridge is a much more important failure in City transport policy.

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