Date: 16 Jun 2022
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been awarded the Cycling Infrastructure Award at the inaugural European Cycling Federation (ECF) Awards.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been awarded the Cycling Infrastructure Award at the inaugural European Cycling Federation (ECF) Awards. The award recognises infrastructure that caters for more cycling including economic boosts, fewer road deaths, and improved overall health.
The ECF, an umbrella group of European cycling campaign groups,. It's inaugural Cycling Infrastructure Award, which is sponsored by ARUP, “acknowledges municipalities taking the lead on building ambitious and innovative cycling infrastructure”.
The ECF said: “After the start of the COVID-19 health crisis, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County-Council, Ireland, re-allocated road space from cars to cyclists in less than two months. As a response to the pandemic, the cycling project recorded two million cycling and walking trips in its first year, with a noticeable impact on the number of trips by women and children.”
The inaugural ECF Awards were presented at Velo-city, the ECF’s international cycling conference, in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Henk Swarttouw, ECF President and Jill Warren, CEO of ECF.
Brussels and Paris were also among the cities to receive awards on the nights and categories be viewed HERE.