You may recall from Wednesday’s live blog the story of Senator Gerard Craughwell, who was challenged to go for a ride around Dublin after posting the above tweet complaining about cyclists. Senator Craughwell said “I might just do that” – and even though he admitted to not having ridden a bike for 50 years, today he kept his promise!
Senator Craughwell said it was “scary” and mentioned that he found delivery vans parking in cycle lanes a nuisance, which forced him into traffic. In another reply, he said: “I guess it would have been wrong to speak on cyclists & cycling without giving it a go.”
He was accompanied by I BIKE Dublin members, and says he will be back out on Monday as part of his own personal project to see Dublin by bike for himself.
It’s refreshing to see Senator Craughwell was willing to change his perceptions, and hopefully he can use his political influence to improve cycling infrastructure in Dublin after his experiences