It’s time to provide safe routes to schools

Since November 2019, we’ve been supporting Fingal county council’s pilot “School Streets” project at St. Oliver Plunkett’s and St. Andrews primary schools. Initial results are promising – with a 50% increase in pupils using “active travel” – such as walking, cycling or scooting, and a 20% reduction in traffic pollution at a monitoring station near the traffic-free “school street” zone on Grove Road in Malahide.    

Surveys in the schools show that a majority of pupils would like to cycle to school. We  believe it’s now time to provide safe, segregated routes to our schools, clubs and all community facilities. We’re lucky in Malahide to have so many facilities “on our doorstep”. Let’s make them safe and easy to walk and cycle to, especially for our children and grandchildren.  Here’s a brilliant ad from Tom Flood that says it all…

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