A new book has found (not for the first time) that Dutch children are happy … top of the list comes “Freedom to Roam”; that means creating public spaces that allow children to walk and cycle unaccompanied from an early age … read article
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
Denmark’s capital has reached a milestone in its journey to become a cycling city – there are now more bikes than cars on the streets. Can other cities follow? Read article
Dublin Cycling Campaign is a member of Cyclist.ie – the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network (ICAN), which in turn is the Irish member of the ECF (European Cyclists’ Federation). This is the latest ECF newsletter, with great articles on innovations and developments in cycling around the globe, from bike parking in Holland to public bike systems in Africa!
Stockholm was the host city for this year’s AGM of the European Cyclists’ Federation – the annual gathering of the member groups of ECF. Colm Ryder and Damien Ó Tuama represented Cyclist.ie – the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network. Read more
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
This ECF evaluation shows that three of the four cities (London, Milan, Gottenburg & Stockholm) applying a system of congestion charging use part of the revenues from their respective schemes for measures related to cycling, especially London & Milan.