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Monday, 26 March 2018
Cyclists ‘failed by bad road surfaces and poor facilities’
Cyclists in Dublin must deal with inadequate surfaces and low-quality facilities not suitable for the young, elderly or inexperienced, an audit has found. They are also forced to weave across multiple lanes and take “circuitous” routes to get where they want to go. The report, commissioned by Dublin city council, said cycling was still considered of secondary importance compared with motorised traffic. It said that there had been only a slight improvement in cycling policy and implementation since a study carried out in 2011. The audit cited the expansion of 30 km/h zones in the city and the provision of the Grand Canal cycle route from Inchicore to the River Liffey as signs of improvements for cyclists.