After much delay there is now an interim solution for booking a bike space on a train.
You must book online and the bike space must be reserved at the same time as you purchase your ticket. If you buy two tickets you get two bike spaces, so if traveling in a group where only one needs a bike space they need to book separately
Flat bike fare is 6 euro single or 12 return this is cheaper than current fares for most medium to long distance journeys
On most trains the name of the bike owner should be displayed electronically at the bike rack
More information and feedback on Dublin Cycling Group’s Facebook page
Articles in Independent.ie and IrishTimes.com
Irish Rail’s announcement page, and their page on cycles and trains
Dublin cyclists who break traffic lights or who cycle on paths could soon be subject to ‘on-the spot’ fines, under new plans from Dublin City Council to crack down on offenders.
It has written to transport minister Noel Dempsey asking him to consider introducing a new system of fines after a meeting of one of its key policing committees sanctioned the move.
Ray Ryan, Chairperson, Skerries Cycling Initiative, 1st Oct 2010
John Pucher, Jennifer Dill, Susan Handy; Infrastructure, programs, and policies to increase bicycling: An international review, Preventive Medicine 50 (2010) S106–S125.
Pucher et al’s review addresses a tough question : what measures are effective in getting more people to cycle? Continue reading Brief comments and excerpts from 2009 Pucher et al paper on effective pro-cycling measures
Shortlisted bids for Smarter Travels Areas Stage 1 available
11 areas have been shortlisted to progress to Stage 2 of the Smarter Travel Areas Competition. The 11 areas will now compete to bid for funding of up to €50 million over 5 years to transform them into world class SmarterTravel demonstration zones.
The 11 shortlisted areas are:
- Cork City
- Drimnagh, Dublin City
- Galway Metropolitan Area
- Kilkenny City
- Limerick City & County – Castletroy
- Sandyford and environs
INTERNATIONAL CYCLING EVENT LAUNCHED IN IRELAND
The Sky Ride Etape Hibernia to attract thousands of cyclists to County Clare
Ireland is set to become home to an annual international cycling event organised by the world’s largest sports, entertainment and media company.
IMG today, in partnership with Sky, Fáilte Ireland, Shannon Development, the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau, Clare County Council, announced details of the country’s first closed road cycle event.
The Sky Ride Etape Hibernia will take place over an 80-mile (approx) course in scenic County Clare on Sunday, August 22nd 2010.
Continue reading Sky Ride Etape Hibernia