New cycling safety campaign is rolled out in Wexford town

By Amy Lewis

Published 02/04/2016 | 00:00

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Things got rolling on Wexford County Council's 2016 Cycling Safety campaign - 'See the Person, Pass with Care' - when it was officially launched in Wexford Library.

The new initiative, which is being run in association with Phil Skelton's Stayin' Alive at 1.5 campaign, has been set up to help increase the awareness of cyclists on our roads. It will see life-size photos of local Wexford Cyclists being displayed in libraries and businesses to highlight the presence of cyclists and promote safe overtaking.

Cycling Officer with Wexford County Council Frank Burke invited Cllr George Lawlor to launch the scheme. It has since been rolled out in Gorey and will be launched in Enniscorthy, Bunclody and New Ross libraries in the coming weeks.

The launch coincided with a prizegiving for national school students who submitted a photo with a rear window cycling safety sticker as part of the school safety campaign 2016. Fionn O'Leary from Monageer National School and David Stewart from Our Lady of Fatima School were crowned the winners and presented with a €50 bike voucher by Cllr Lawlor. The winning schools ─ Court NS, Monamolin, Gorey and Scoil Chroi Ro Naofa ─ will receive free cycling safety and skills training for their senior classes.

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