LE2019 South Dublin Cycling Priorities - Clondalkin

Here are the responses we received from local election candidates in Lucan to the South Dublin Cycling Priorities.

Candidate Peter Kavanagh, Green Party

Signing up to the Dublin cycling campaign was one of the first actions I took in my election bid. I am fully supportive of all the aims and I believe that if we get enough Green voices onto the council, we can make South Dublin County a haven for cyclists. Allocating funding for this will be priority of mine if I am elected

Candidate Cathal O’Donoghue, Fiana Fail

1,2,3,4,5,6,8 & 10— happy to support. 7. As a first time candidate I don’t know enough about current budgets to give a definitive answer 9. I support in theory but think it has to be looked at on a case by case basis.

Candidate Shakeel Jeeroburkan, Independent

My overall campaign is based on housing and the environment. Cycling will be part of my health and environment health strategy implementation. Being someone who personally cycle to work Monday to Friday (approx. 80km/wk Clondalkin-Tallaght), whatever the weather conditions (except snow), and locally commute for diverse reasons by cycling, if elected, and apart from promoting the cycle for all campaign, the priorities that I propose to implement, according to your list are:

  • Build the Greenways
  • Safe routes to school
  • Promote everyday cycling
  • Extend 30 km/h to village centres and on routes to schools
  • Audit, improve and maintain existing cycling infrastructure

I am sure that, if elected, and with your support, we will be able to bring forward plans to implement the priorities set out above

Candidate Trevor Gilligan, Fianna Fail

Happy to support and propose implementation of the points outlined in document, through local meetings, council meetings, deputations meetings, traffic management meetings

Candidate Eoin O’Brion, Independent

All ten of the points are important but if I have to pick three I would prioritize:

  • Safe routes to Schools
  • Cycling Officer
  • Allocate 10% of transport budget

I am also interested in the 30km/h zones but more from a safety perspective as I have seen plenty of people speeding around estates and it is dangerous

Candidate Kevin Creagh People before Profit

I fully agree with your 10 points outlined above particularly your emphasis on a cycling network, every day cycling initiatives, bike shares and the proposal to allocate 10% of transport budget to cycling. If elected I will do my best to implement as much of these proposals as I can. I believe we need to incentives people out of their cars for environmental health reasons and with proper cycling infrastructure that can be done.

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