Category Archives: EU Posts

New EU funding for cycling projects in Ireland announced!

At the beginning of December an official press release for the funding of three cross-border greenway projects in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland was announced that will open up new sustainable cross border travel routes for both cyclists and pedestrians. The EU’s INTERREG VA Programme has offered approximately €23.27 million.This will fund the development of greenways in three different areas including one joining Carlingford to Newry, a route from Monaghan into Armagh along the Ulster Canal and three different routes in the North West, one from Strabane to Lifford and two from Derry/ Londonderry into Donegal. One of these routes is good news for the further development of EuroVelo 1 in Ireland. Read article

Cyclist.ie’s Work Highlighted at Cycling Ireland Awards Night

On Saturday 26th November, Cycling Ireland hosted its 2016 Awards Night in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, Dublin. The night was a celebration of the cycling events and developments of 2016, across the many strands of the activity and sport of cycling. Cyclist.ie was represented by its new Chairperson, Colm Ryder, and by National Cycling Coordinator, Dr. Damien Ó Tuama. 
 
Cyclist.ie’s work – and the new collaboration with Cycling Ireland – was highlighted. A new video explaining what the collaboration is about was shown to the 200 or so guests at the event. This was followed by an on-stage interview with Damien and the Secretary General of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), Dr. Bernhard Ensink – as pictured here with Declan Quigley, MC for the event. Damien and Bernhard stressed the importance of making everyday cycling safe and normal, and for proper investment to be made in high quality cycling interventions. The ECF and World Cycling Alliance proposal that there needs to be a designated UN World Bicycle Day received a great reaction from the attendees. 
 
Bernhard had been in Dublin with a team from ECF as a result of Dublin City being short-listed, along with Helsinki, to host the prestigious 2019 Velo-city International Cycling Conference. The ECF team spent three days exploring the city and meeting key figures including Minister Shane Ross, the CEO of the National Transport Authority Ms. Anne Graham, the CE of Dublin City Council, Owen Keegan, and other decision-makers. It is expected that a decision will be made on which city will host Velo-city within the next month or so. Watch this space.

Bicycle recyle project in Kosovo

In Kosovo in general, but especially in our community people are not aware of the significance and benefits of recycling, toward the environment, economy and health. We want to introduce recycling through reparation of the bikes that we are going to collect in several communities. We are also going to spread the idea to the people who will get them and those are the most vulnerable people in our community. We think that that way of raising awareness and creativity can be done with recycling of the “trash” which is in our homes, city, schools and so on, and we hope that this project can serve as a pilot project for other projects to come. Read more