The Dublin Cycling Campaign celebrates its 20th anniversary this year
Damien Ó Tuama finds it difficult to believe the Dublin Cycling Campaign has been going for almost 20 years. Back in 1993 he and a few like-minded friends set it up more as a protest than anything else. Read article
A funding gap of €2.6 million to extend the DublinBikes scheme from Heuston Station and Phoenix Park to The Point in Docklands is to be bridged by the National Transport Authority (NTA), it was announced yesterday. Read article
Ireland needs a well-functioning capital city, but suburban sprawl, poor transport and weak administration are dragging Dublin down.
A new series starting today examines ways to reinvent the capital … read article.
The way we view each other with mutual suspicion is often down to cramped roads, crap cycle lanes and a lack of intersection between how motorists and cyclists use the road.
CYCLING IN DUBLIN is, at the best of times, a dangerous thing to do. As we head toward the darker, colder days of autumn and the clocks go back many road users need a few weeks to readjust.
PEDESTRIANS, CYCLISTS and bikers in the Dublin area are to be targeted by Gardaí as part of a new high-profile road safety campaign.
The “casualty reduction” plan, launched yesterday, will see “the full rigours of the law” applied to cyclists who go through red lights, cycle on footpaths or travel the wrong way on a one-way street facing increased levels of Garda enforcement.
THERE IS a perversely ingenious network that criss-crosses Dublin, appearing, disappearing, morphing into something else entirely. It is the city’s system of cycle lanes. Although, “lane” is not always the best description. Cycle-coasters, would perhaps best describe their adrenaline-boosting thrill-a-minute properties. Read article
Cut ‘em off at the pass: A bus crosses lines marking the cycle lane on South Great George’s Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien
We have a cycle-to-work scheme – now it’s time to encourage a cycle-to-school culture to give kids exercise and unclog traffic. Read article
Students from St Conleth’s College in Ballsbridge, Dublin, trying out the Canal Way cycle route, which goes from Portobello to Sheriff Street along the Grand Canal in Dublin.Photograph: David Sleator
What? Dublin Cycling Campaign Conference 2012
Three years into the National Cycle Policy Framework (NCPF), this conference will assess its progress in bringing positive change to cycling in Ireland. It will emphasise the necessity of focusing on women and young people to achieve the target of 10% cycling participation by 2020. Papers will be presented from Irish and European perspectives with new initiatives and ideas. It will provide essential guidelines for officials, professionals and practitioners. Read more
DUBLIN CITY centre will be predominantly for pedestrians, cyclists and those using public transport, with through-traffic discouraged, according to a new strategy developed by city planners.
Titled Your City, Your Space , the draft strategy notes that more than 500,000 people access the city centre daily – 235,000 workers, 45,000 students, 120,000 shoppers or other visitors and 116,000 inner city residents.
DUBLIN HAS been ranked within the top 10 cycling cities in the world.
The Danish authors of the list said they were “surprised” that Ireland’s capital ranked as the ninth when they looked at 80 major cities around the world.
They said the city was undergoing a “grand rebound” in cycling thanks to “a wildly successful bike share programme, visionary politicians who implemented bike lanes and 30km/h zones, and a citizenry who have merely shrugged and gotten on with it”. Read more