News Item: The Irish Heart Foundation joins call for #SaferStreets

By June Shannon, 19th May 2020

The Irish Heart Foundation, The Irish Cancer Society and The Association for Health Promotion Ireland have called for safer space for all during and post COVID-19 restrictions.

The Irish Heart Foundation has joined a number of Irish health bodies and charities calling on the government to implement the #SaferStreets initiative to provide safe spaces for pedestrians and cyclists across the country both during and after the current Covid-19 crisis.

The reality is that social distancing will be a feature of Irish society for some time to come however, our towns and villages are currently incapable of facilitating social distancing and as a result, many people are forced to step on to the road, putting themselves at risk.