DUBLIN CHAMBER HAS described the opportunity to improve cycling in the capital as an “open goal” for the government to ease the city’s traffic problems.
In a column published by Fora, the chamber’s head of public affairs, Graeme McQueen, argued that safer cycling infrastructure would encourage more workers to pedal their way to and from the office.
He said this would provide a quicker solution to congestion in the city compared to more long-term projects like the recently announced Bus Connects corridors.
As part of the CyclingWorks Dublin campaign, Dublin Chamber has called on Transport Minister Shane Ross to “significantly increase” the amount of money spent on infrastructure like bike lanes.
However, some might argue that there are more pressing transport requirements that could do with a funding boost, such as better public transport links between rural areas and the capital, and improved road surfaces.
With that in mind, we’re asking Fora readers this week: Should the State prioritise cycle lanes over other transport infrastructure?