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2,100 rush-hour cyclists on two-lane grand canal path in Dublin

2,100 rush-hour cyclists on two-lane grand canal path in Dublin

Cyclists in Phoenix Park. Campaigners have complained about a lack of safe cycle lanes in the city Fewer cars use a main five-lane route into…

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Cyclists in Phoenix Park. Campaigners have complained about a lack of safe cycle lanes in the city Fewer cars use a main five-lane route into Dublin city centre than cyclists on a two-way cycle lane at the busiest time of the day, a report has found.

In total 1,400 cars drove into the city over Leeson Street bridge during morning rush hour compared with 2,100 cyclists on the grand canal cycle path.

The numbers were included in a recent report by Dublin city council on mobility measures related to the pandemic. The data, the most recent available, was counted by Waterways Ireland on November 5, 2019. Waterways Ireland did not perform a count last year because of the pandemic.

Kevin Baker, chairman of the Dublin Cycling Campaign, said he was “not surprised”. He said figures like these showed the efficiency of cycling

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