Galway residents show their own way of love through ‘Cycle in Red’

Hundreds of cyclists turned out on Sunday to protest against the potential scrapping of the controversial Salthill Cycleway that Galway City Council is debating today.

The campaign event, ‘Big Red Community Cycle’, started from Maldron Hotel on Headford Road and went to Claddagh Hall where hundreds of cyclists gathered together while the finish line was in Salthill.

Caroline Rowen a member of the Galway Cycling Campaign said, “We demand this to make the roads safer. We have gathered here to remind people of the purpose of the proposed cycle lane in Salthill. It should be there to keep our kids and the older people safe”.

Many politicians like Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon, Independent TD Catherine Connolly, Green Party’s Senator Pauline O’Reilly, Deputy Mayor Martina O’Connor and councillor Owen Hanley were present.

The protest was equally active on social media as well and hundreds of people posted their pictures and videos under #SalthillCycleway and #IBikeSalthill

Many people went to Twitter to question the absence of representatives from Sinn Fein and the Labour Party during the whole event.

The Galway Cycling Community posted a video on Twitter showing a different kind of love from children on Valentine’s Day. The video is pointed towards the 13 councillors who earlier voted in favour of the cycleway but later turned their backs and now going to vote against it.


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