Donna Cooney

I n Dublin, cyclists are perceived as a homogenous group. Cyclists are sometimes harassed and told they don’t deserve road space. In Dublin, we need change; we need to see more people going about their daily activities on a bicycle, normalizing this mode of transportation for work, leisure, and school. I’ve being cycling all my life, and I am passionate about encouraging more women to cycle, as we currently make up only 1/5 of cyclists. I recognize and want my city to recognize the important role that cycling can have for healthy cities, healthy people, CO2 reduction, and air pollution mitigation.