Council rolling out new cycle safety campaign
Published 12/03/2016 | 00:00
Wexford County Council are launching the 2016 Cycling Safety campaign - 'See the Person, Pass with Care' in association with the Stayin' Alive at 1.5 campaign, run by Phil Skelton, in the five Wexford County Council libraries starting later this month.
'See the Person, Pass with Care' cycling safety campaign involves displaying life-size photos of local Wexford Cyclists to increase awareness of the presence of cyclists on our roads and to promote safe overtaking. The idea behind these life size visuals s to humanise/personalise the cyclist.
Sometimes it's easy for other road users to see a cyclist as an object or indeed an obstacle.
The cyclists is a very vulnerable road user and the risk of serious injury is far too great, so the aim of this project therefore is to get other road users to 'See the Person' when overtaking the person on the bicycle by allowing 1.5 metres of lateral space.
A prizegiving will also take place for the winning national school students who submitted a photo with a rear window cycling safety sticker (Stayin' Alive 1.5) - as part of the national school cycling safety campaign 2016, along with the winning national schools, two of which will receive free cycling safety/skills training for the senior class in their school.
The events are due to take place between 7 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. on March 22 in Wexford Library; the same times in Gorey Library on March 24, and in Enniscorthy Library on March 31; in Bunclody Library from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 2, and in New Ross on May 3.