Kerry Cycling Campaign Welcomes ‘Vision For Cycling In Rural Ireland’

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Kerry Cycling Campaign intends purchasing a portable bike parking unit.

KERRY Cycling Campaign is welcoming the launch of the Vision for Cycling in Rural Ireland by Cyclist.ie’s Rural Cycling Collective today.

The KCC’s Anluan Dunne will take part in a Zoom webinar launch later on Wednesday afternoon along with other speakers, including Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan.

Mayor of Kerry, Cllr. Patrick O’Connor-Scarteen, is also welcoming the launch. “I wish all involved the very best in this fantastic initiative. Thankfully more and more people are becoming more health-conscious and active outdoors,” he said.

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“I would like to see more and safer Cycle routes in Kerry. Previous generations relied heavily upon cycling both for leisure and for their every day lives and undoubtedly it made them fitter and healthier, it’s important for children and adults alike that there are safe routes for cycling in our rural areas and in our towns and villages,” he added.

The vision document aims to promote and celebrate everyday cycling in towns, villages and their surrounding areas. It highlights the needs of areas outside of the major cities and the opportunity that now presents itself to transform peoples’ experience of active travel. Visit https://cyclist.ie/ruralvision/ to find out more.

Meanwhile Kerry Cycling Campaign received €2,000 under the Community Enhancement Programme which will be used to purchase a portable bike parking unit.

Cyclist.ie’s Rural Cycling Collective is an array of groups and individuals under the umbrella of the wider national Cyclist.ie advocacy network.

The Collective seeks to make rural communities (towns, villages, and rural roads) cycle-friendly for all ages and abilities. It aims to re-balance the debate on active travel so that everyday journeys by bike across rural Ireland are enabled and supported.

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