Transport into the future- Cllr Ray McHugh
Sinn Féin Cllr Ray McHugh today congratulated a group of transition year students from Drimnagh Castle and the Assumption School Walkinstown.
Cllr McHugh had arranged for the students to present their project to the transport strategic policy committee of Dublin City Council of which Cllr McHugh is a member.
This followed a presentation by the Group several weeks previous in Drimnagh Castle to Cllr McHugh, Aengus O’Snodaigh TD and Paul Kelly.
The students Kieran Murray, Philip Manifold, Leon Gill, Esther Brady, Adam Fitzpatrick and Ryan L’Estrange had recently won an award in the Transport Section of the Young Environmentalist competition.
Part of their project is to combine the Dublin bike scheme with a leap card, this would make the bike scheme more assessable to young people, tourists and also people with a poor credit rating.
At present to join the bike scheme you need a Credit card with 150 euro credit available, this is barring young people from the scheme.
Cllr McHugh said,
“The bike scheme is a great success but needs to be expanded, young people need to be catered for and the student proposals I feel would be a realistic approach to make the scheme available to all our citizens both young and old, on an whole island basis and this would also be of great benefit to health of our people and the environment.”
Cllr Mc Hugh added,
“The students were very professional with the presentation and the Q and A and are a great credit to the School and their parents.”