Category Archives: Dublin

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Cycle Protest

Last October we held Ireland’s largest ever cycle protest when almost 1,000 cyclists took to the streets to demand proper funding for cycling. We’re taking to the streets again on Wednesday 22nd February, gathering from 12.45pm outside the office of the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross in Leeson Lane and cycling to the Dáil at 1.00pm. We’re calling on the Minister to:

  • allocate at least 10% of the Transport Budget to cycling
  • implement the National Cycle Policy Framework in full
  • take action to reduce transport emissions so that Ireland fulfils its obligations under the Paris Agreement

More info: Dublin Cycling Website

Motorists support introduction of 30km/h speed limits

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of motorists support the introduction of 30km/h speed limits in city centre areas.

The annual 123.ie car review survey of nearly 4,000 motorists, found large-scale support for plans to lower limits in residential areas. Plans for the phasing in of such limits throughout Dublin city and suburbs were approved by the city council in December, despite opposition from AA Ireland.

The 30km/h limit will apply on almost all roads and streets as far as the council’s boundary with the four other Dublin local authorities, excluding “arterial” roads.

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Cyclists outnumber cars in parts of Dublin city

Cyclists have begun to outnumber general traffic in some areas of Dublin city and the trend is set to “massively” accelerate, according to Dublin City Council.

At a hearing of the council’s Central Area Committee this morning, Tuesday, Dublin City Council ‘s head of technical service Brendan O’Brien revealed that on Arran Quay along the bank of the River Liffey cyclists outnumbered cars.

This change had taken place in the period since 2013-2014 when the council first began to properly develop plans for the two-way segregated cycle lane down the quays.

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Gardaí catch 24 times more Dublin motorists than cyclists breaking red lights

The figures, released at a press conference in Dublin this morning, show that 1,296 cars in Dublin have been recorded breaking a red light so far in 2016 – 24 times the rate of cyclists caught breaking red lights (54) in the same period.

In response to a question from TheJournal.ie, Garda Superintendent Tom Murphy said zero pedestrians have died in collision with a cyclist, but he said one has been seriously injured.

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Dublin Bikes subscription fee set to increase by 50%

Dublin Bikes subscriptions are set to be increased by 50 per cent, and a new funding strategy that could see advertising panels at the College Green plaza is to be developed, under a €100 million expansion plan for the scheme.

The hugely popular bike hire service has been operating in the city since 2009. While it is currently funded though subscription charges and sponsorship, Dublin City Council is subventing the scheme and paid €376,211 towards it in 2015.

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