Cyclist.ie, the network of the cycling campaigns and bicycle festivals on this Island, makes this Pre-Budget Submission 2015 in an attempt to encourage fresh thinking about the purpose of a taxation system in relation to decreasing the societal impacts and latent costs to the Exchequer from motorised transport use and unhealthy lifestyles. Budgets should be … Continue reading Pre-Budget 2015 submission from Cyclist.ie – The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network
10% of Limerick’s road transport and safety budget to go to cycling infrastructure. That was the motion recently approved by the Travel and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of Limerick City & County Council. The motion was proposed by Cllr. Brian Leddin (Green Party). Cyclist.ie highly commends the initiative of Cllr. Leddin, while noting that the … Continue reading 10% of the Transport Budget for Cycling in Limerick
Cyclist.ie, the network of the cycling campaigns and bicycle festivals on this Island, makes this Pre-Budget Submission 2016 in an attempt to encourage fresh thinking about the purpose of a taxation system in relation to decreasing the societal impacts and latent costs to the Exchequer from unfettered motorised transport use and unhealthy lifestyles. National Budgets should be striving to … Continue reading Pre-Budget 2016 submission from Cyclist.ie
The election is over but a new government has not yet formed. The arrival of COVID 19 has added to the challenge of negotiations for a new Programme for Government, but at the same time we cannot stand still on other issues. During the election, Cyclist.ie, the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, urged parties to implement … Continue reading Radical Changes to Transport MUST Be Part of the Next Programme for Government
Carbon budgets to be required by law Decarbonisation targets for each sector Sale of fossil fuel cars banned by 2030 The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton T.D. today (Monday, 6th of January) published the Draft General Scheme of the Climate Action (Amendment) Bill 2019 and confirmed that it is priority legislation … Continue reading Minister Bruton Publishes Draft Scheme of New Climate Law
Transport accounts for 20% of Ireland’s overall emissions (and 27% of our non-ETS emissions), with 52% of overall transport emissions coming from private cars, 24% from freight, and 4% from public transport. Project Ireland 2040: Investing in the Transition to a Low-Carbon and Climate-Resilient Society Decarbonising Ireland’s transport sector needs to become an urgent priority … Continue reading Briefing on Decarbonising Ireland’s Transport sector
There is a moral onus on the Government to invest in protecting cyclists The statistics are stark. So far this year, six cyclists have been killed on Irish roads and many more injured, some very seriously. Last year, 15 died as a result of collisions with motor vehicles, more often than not on high-speed open … Continue reading The Irish Times view on cycling infrastructure: time to get moving
We are calling on the government and TDs more generally 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 Climate Agreement (of Dec 2015) Without serious investment, the numbers … Continue reading Take Five Minutes to Put Pressure on your Local TDs to Take Cycling Seriously!