Proposed quantum of monetary fine for cyclists’ traffic law offences

Dear Minister,

I am writing to you on behalf of – The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network – to express my concern about the high quantum of monetary fine mooted (€50) by your officials to deal with road traffic law infractions being made by some cyclists – as compared with the fines faced by those driving motor vehicles – but please note that we do not oppose the concept of a fixed-fine regime for cyclists.

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Dublin traffic plan proposes banning cars from key city streets

Cars will be banned from key streets in Dublin city centre in a radical new transport plan to make the capital more cycle and pedestrian friendly.

Some €150m is to be spent over the next eight years on shutting areas such as College Green, Westmoreland Street, Suffolk Street and Bachelors Walk to motorists.

The proposals are part of the Dublin City Centre Transport Study, launched today by The National Transport Authority and Dublin City Council. Read article

When A Neighborhood Decided To Ban Cars For A Month

Two years ago, an average neighborhood in the South Korean city of Suwon embarked on a radical experiment: For one month, the neighborhood suddenly got rid of every car.

Called the Ecomobility Festival, it was created as a way to help the city move much more quickly to a low-carbon future by helping citizens get a visceral sense of how that future could look.

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