First day back at school

Deane Roundabout (junction of Western Distributor Road & Seamus Quirke Road) clogged with motorised traffic as children return to school on a dry sunny morning.

Child cycling 3 km to primary school cannot cross the road because the useless uncontrolled crossings are blocked by cars. A large sign names the agencies responsible for this recent project: Galway City Council; European Regional Development Fund; Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport; Border, Midland & Western Regional Authority; National Roads Authority; Hyder Tobin Consultants.

28th August 2014

Commuting by walking or cycling ‘can boost mental wellbeing’

New research on walking and cycling supports NICE recommendations that active travel can help boost mental wellbeing.

Researchers, publishing in the journal Preventive Medicine, found that people who walked or cycled to work benefitted from improved mental wellbeing in comparison with those who travelled by car.  Read article

From The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

Cambridge University launches lorry safety scheme to protect cyclists and pedestrians

A major safety scheme to protect cyclists and pedestrians from lorries in the city launches today.

All contractors working for Cambridge University are being asked to make safety improvements to their vehicles and to provide additional staff training.

The initiative will run on a voluntary basis for one year and will become compulsory in new contracts from the second, with penalties set to be levied for non-compliance.

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