Dublin City Council have posted a very important consultation opportunity on the proposed closure of a section of Eden Quay to all private motorised traffic. It is proposed to limit access to public transport (PT), bikes, and taxis. There are other ancilliary moves to improve PT and cycling as well within the city centre and, in particular, on the north and south quays.
There’s lots of tips for people starting to embrace cycling or for those who wish to cycle more safely.
This one is hard to believe, but it could revolutionise our whole view of the role of Bicycle Helmets! Here is a foldable recyclable helmet, that is likely to retail for under €5, as reported in last week’s Irish Times - http://www.irishtimes.com/business/fold-away-5-bike-helmet-wins-dyson-aw… . Coined by its inventor as an ‘Eco Helmet’ it might encourage a lot of sceptical non helmet users to give it a try!?
Dublin Cycling Campaign was delighted to be part of an event held in Trinity College Dublin on Thursday 17th November all about improving cycling safety. The focus was around bus – bicycle interactions, and Dublin Bus brought one of its brand new 162-D double decker beasts onto the campus!
If you’ve a few spare moments, you might like to complete a survey on the behaviour of cyclists for Matthew Richardson (an MSc student in the Dept of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in TCD).
Press release issued 17th February for immediate use to coincide with Jake’s Legacy vigil at Leinster House gate from Sun 15th to Wed 18th Feb.
Dublin Cycling Campaign / Cyclist.ie– The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network – strongly endorses the ‘Jake’s Legacy’ campaign to introduce lower speed limits in residential areas and estates. We have been campaigning for 30 kph to become the default urban speed limit here in Ireland, similar to many UK and European cities.
Our public talk this month will be presented by Prof Brian Caulfield of Trinity. He will speak on his recent paper “The safety challenge of increased cycling”. This discusses the under-reporting of RTC’s (Road Traffic Collisions) involving cyclists and presents a number of policy relevant conclusions. This is an unmissable event for anyone who has been in a bicycle collision or a near-miss or anyone on a mission to avoid ever being in a collision! Spread the word!
The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has again this year teamed up with An Garda Siochana to run a number of road safety campaigns in respect of HGVs in the city centre and their interaction with pedestrians and cyclists.
We surveyed our members and Facebook friends to find the 10 worst junctions/streets in Dublin. These were presented to the Dublin City Council Cycle Forum in January 2011. The 10 worst junctions are listed below. See the attached document for further details and photos.
Here is a list of accredited cycle trainers:
This video from the RSA gives some tips on cycling safely.
Help us do more for cycling in Dublin, please consider getting involved.