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A backstreet detour of the Liffey Cycle Route planned by Dublin City Council gets around pinch points in the route by taking up footpath space, according to information released to IrishCycle.com u…
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Our year in review highlights some of the top utility cycling news for 2015 and also includes some more isolated stories which reflects wider trends. The year in review is followed by our top 25 vi…
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A group of Irish councilors, campaigners, officials and engineers visited the Netherlands on a cycling study tour between September 15-18, today we publish the fourth of a number of personal perspe...
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Motorists and bus users often complain that people cycling don't use cycle lanes or cycle paths, below are just some of the reasons why most of these lanes and paths are best avoided some or all of...
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At least two councillors at the central area committee of Dublin City Council earlier this month ignored nearly 600 public submissions on Liffey Cycle Route when they were debating how the cycle ro...
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Contra-flow cycling streets -- where motorists are only allowed to go one-way but bicycle users are legally allowed to travel in both directions -- could be rolled out across Dublin, and eventually...
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I've an article in this month's Village Magazine giving an overview of cycling and it's potential in Ireland -- feedback welcomed!
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Hi Cian,
First of all, well done on getting this article printed.
​Have a go maybe at
the Irish Independent, Irish Times and The Examiner
​, although an article of this length would be harder to get published​
. ​
Feedback
​- just two comments​
:

The Dutch data you showed where public transport had a modal share of only
5% was striking. Next time, it might be worth including the fact that about
20% is walking so cars account for about half the modal share.
​For me, t
he key point here for Irish planners is that focusing on quality cycle
facilities
​might be
far more effective in reducing driver numbers than expensive rail/tram
development.
​ ​That is surprising but, if true also of the Irish mentality, then it is
massively important.

I am a big fan of pointing out, as you did, that investment in cycling is
​very
productive
​ financially and it is always worthwhile mentioning this bonus to cycling
development. In the original National Cycling Policy Framework doc of
2011, I think they quoted a return on investment of 4 to 1. However, the
maths of this is a problem e.g. over what timescale does one calculate
cost/benefit? However, for example, obesity alone costs somewhere between
€1.1 billion and €1.8 billion per year in Ireland. Even a modest reduction
in that expenditure is financially beneficial, never mind the positive
effect on overweight people.


Typos : "high-bus vests"

​All the best
Ray Ryan, Skerries Cycling Initiative.​

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Around 400 fines were issued to people committing road traffic offences while cycling bicycles in the last four and a half months, transport minister Paschal Donohoe told RTE Radio One th...
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-- NTA says expansion dependent on funding for 2016 Details of a planned expansion of Galway Coke Zero Bikes, the city's on-street public bicycle share system, were released yesterday to IrishCycle...
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COMMENT & ANALYSIS: We're often told that Dublin is "a low density city". But there's usually nothing to back this up, except a mix of people's feelings and snippets of ...
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Residents of Dublin may soon have an alternative to DublinBikes, the city's popular public bicycle share system. A new company GreenBikeClub is to run a pilot programme of an app-controlled system ...
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-- Link to city centre at pre-planning stage -- Blackrock to Ringsend route study nearly finished  A 2km missing link on the northside section of the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) route along Dubl...
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