Cycle to the Dáil before local elections on May 24th
A major protest cycle will take place on tomorrow on the 15th May 2019 just before the May local elections on the 24th if May. The starting point is Merrion square West opposite National Gallery of Ireland beside the Dublin Bike station. We will be meeting from 5.15pm. We aim to arrive at the Dáil just before 6pm on the Wednesday evening. We have partnered with our colleagues iBikeDublin who will be protesting on the day with Dublin Cycling Campaign.
The goal of this protest is to highlight that cyclists are voters too and we have a voice. The logo #iBikeIVote represents this clearly. The Councillors we elect will be in power for the next five years. There are two major reasons why cycling projects don’t happen in Dublin. Firstly, the NTA and the Minister of Transport does not provide enough funding for the councils on sustainable transport. Secondly, Councillors are voting against cycling infrastructure projects. You can change this by turning up on the 15th! We will be asking all local election candidates from Dublin city council, Fingal county council, South Dublin council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown council to sign the http://cyclingforall.ie/ campaign which as a number of requests such as 20% transport spend on Cycling and walking investment.
We will also be taking this opportunity to vote for MEP’s for the European elections. We will be highlighting over the next few weeks which candidates for the local and European elections we recommend to give your vote. Dublin
How YOU can support safer cycling in Dublin:
Join Dublin Cycling Campaign, and help to make your city a safer and better place for all https://www.dublincycling.com/join
Email your candidates for the local and European elections and tell them you want better funding for cycling and to sign up to www.cyclingforall.ie
Spread the word to family and friends about the protest cycle.
Email or call your local Cllr’s who are running for election and ask them to sign the cyclingforall campaign. If they sign it!? Get back to us and we will publish a register of the candidates who have supported this initiative.
See you tomorrow! Bring your cycling friends!
Chairperson Dublin Cycling Campaign
Dr Paul Corcoran