We Can But Dream!
Why Can’t We Dream!?
…..And make Dublin, or any Irish town or city for that matter, a haven for alternative active travel, and pure enjoyment, away from the distractions and pollution of motorised traffic!
A large number of Irish cycling advocates recently visited Arnhem/Nijmegen in The Netherlands to view first hand what can be done to ensure that cycling becomes the main mode of transport in a city. They have come back enthused and ready to spread the message! Now, Paddy Logue in the Irish Times has written a wonderful article on the City of Groningen and its car free city centre, and its future plans. He asks is it a ‘Biking Nirvana’? Certainly for us here in Dublin it is, and on the basis of attitudes we still have a long way to go to get close to where Groningen and other Dutch cities are at. But surely we are entitled to dream!?…..and to advocate for that DREAM!
Check out Paddy’s article here and smile wide! And come and find out more about The Netherlands and what happened at the Velo-city 2017 conference in Arnhem/Nijmegen at our next public meeting on 14th August. And why not join us and support our general campaign to make Dublin a great place to cycle!?
[Photograph from the Irish Times (Paddy Logue)]
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