Senator Alice-Mary Higgins holds Minister Shane Ross to account on his commitments to promote cycling
On February 22nd, I addressed Shane Ross, Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport in the Seanad. I asked him how he intends to meet the targets set out in the National Cycling Policy Framework, including having 10% of all journeys made by bicycle.
I encouraged him to recognise the growing enthusiasm for cycling both in rural and urban areas as an efficient, cheap, environmentally friendly and healthy transport solution. This enthusiasm needs to be met with support from the government and much improved infrastructure in order to ensure it can be safe and inclusive for all ages, genders and abilities.