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The number of cyclists on our roads has soared since the first Covid restrictions last March. Over the past few months the National Transport Authority has allocated €55 million to improve road infrastructure throughout the country in response.

We went on patrol with Garda Gavin Fleet to Blackrock, Dublin to see some of the changes that have been made.

Superintendent Eddie Golden was in studio to give advice not just to cyclists, but to all road users in terms of using the new road system safely.

Superintendent Golden focused on the changes to our road conditions during the last six months, with roads becoming busier with cyclists, coupled with the evenings getting darker earlier and worsening weather conditions for the winter months ahead.

He made reference to collisions involving cyclists during the previous three years. These included; fatalities, serious collisions and those involving large vehicles.

Finally, Superintendent Golden emphasised the need to be aware of pedestrians over the coming months, especially in relation to the new road layouts and as always the need to be visible and in particular be careful when crossing the road.