In its recommendations on How the State Can Make Ireland a Leader in Tackling Climate Change the Citizens Assembly strongly endorsed a much higher government priority for active travel and public transport.
National and Local Authority Policy
We continue to meet with and lobby the government for the implementation of the National Cycling Policy Framework Document - which is a wide ranging document with clear objectives and suggestions as to how to increase cyclist numbers and the benefits this will bring to Dublin City. We have representatives on transport strategic planning committees in Dublin City Council.
From Concept to Misconception to (Hopefully) Completion
Councillor Paddy Smyth, of Dublin City Council, will talk about his proposals for ‘Quietways’ in the Dublin City area. These are, primarily, routes for school children to walk/cycle to and from school via quiet, residential streets through the use of a concept known as “Filtered Permeability”. This means creating a series of vehicular cul-de-sacs across the city which you can still walk or cycle through without competing with motorised commuters, buses or trucks.
#Allocate4Cycling - ending the silence from the minister of transport
As part of Dublin Cycling Campaign’s Bike Week programme, Dr Cara Augustenborg, environmental scientist and activist gave a talk Climate Change - we need to get Real! Solutions for a Broken Planet
We asked Cara some questions about the challenges and opportunities brought by climate change.
Why has public interested in climate change declined ?
Dublin Cycling Campaign is one of many cycle advocacy groups making up the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, Cyclist.ie. This Saturday 12th March these groups are coming together for the first all island meeting of 2016. There will be representatives from all 4 corners of our island. For cycling advocates there are many interesting topics on the table, including:
Dublin Cycling Campaign have been working assiduously over the past year and more to agree a major RESPECT campaign for all road users with Dublin City Council. This initiative aims to improve road users behaviour to each other, to be more respectful, and to recognise the ‘duty of care’ that we all have to each other. It focusses on the behaviour of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle drivers emphasising the interdependency between us all.
Back in December, just days before the historic COP21 Paris Agreement, Dublin Cycling Campaign and Cyclist.ie attended a forum hosted by the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) to explore the Opportunities and Challenges for Climate Mitigation in the Irish Transport Sector.
As the COP21 continued, ECF & WCA’s Transport Initiative Cycling Delivers on the Global Goals was presented by Secretary-General Bernhard Ensink at the booth of the next EU Presidency country: The Netherlands. The Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Environment, Sharon Dijksma, joined the event and replied to the presented transport initiatives.
On Sunday 29 November, we took part in the People’s Climate March in Dublin which was organised by Stop Climate Chaos. This was just before the UN’s COP21 conference in Paris, which for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE COUNTY COUNCIL DRAFT DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2016-2022
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