Cycling and Public Transport

With our fellow campaigners around the country, we are asking Iarnrod Eireann to allow carriage of bikes on trains, including DART and commuter trains. We discuss bike and bus road sharing with Bus Eireann.

Re-Awakening Dublin's Bike Culture - the Growth of Dublin Bikes

Jason Frehill, Dublin City Council’s project manager of the dublinbikes scheme, discussed the dublinbikes schemes introduction and its success to date. With a dublinbikes expansion contract recently signed between Dublin City Council and JCDecaux, Jason also outlined the proposed expansion plans. This will provide for 58 new bike stations and a trebling of the scheme’s capacity, with the expanded service becoming fully operational in Summer 2014.

Gentle Cities

Manuel Díez Garrido will speak on the topic of Gentle Cities. He will draw on his urban design, planning and transportation work in Continental Europe and closer to home to explore what is meant by the concept of ‘gentle cities’. This talk will be go beyond discussions of making cities bicycle friendly and will be interest to anyone who imagines that cities ought to be - and can be - much more convivial places.

When can I bring my bike on the train?

Bicycles may be carried for free on Commuter and DART services at the following times:

  • 10:00 to 15:30 and after 19:00 Monday to Friday
  • all day Saturday and Sunday

Most InterCity trains have bicycles carriage facilities. The cost is €6 one way, €12 return per bike if you book online. Charges vary by distance if you pay at the station. The number of bicycle spaces is limited on each train so booking is advised when you are booking your seat.

Dublin Cycling Campaign activity 2 June - 9 June 2019

Women on Wheels project media promotion Ongoing engagement with Dublin City Council on Velo-city 2019 -
DLR cycling Campaign and Dublin Cycling Campaign have emailed elected councillors to congratulate them on their election and invite them to meet with us Submitted the Dublin Cycling Campaign’s Liffey Cycle Route submission. Note: this has been extended to 1 July 19 The new Lord Mayor of Dublin to be presented with a new bike

Cycling and Public Transport

For many people with long commuting distances integrating cycling with public transport is important. This means providing secure bicycle parking at train and bus stations, allowing bicycles to be carried on public transport and installing public bike stations at appropriate locations.

For many years the cycling campaign has lobbied for proper provision for bicycles on trains and while there have been some improvements, we still have a long way to go before cyclists can be sure of being able to carry their bicycle on a train.

Support 30 km/h Campaign


On 31st January 2010 Dublin City introduced new byelaws which extended the number of streets in the city with a 30 km/h speed limit to the inner core of the city. This small sensible change has been received a hysterical reaction from the motoring lobby and certain city councillors. As there are no genuine arguements against the 30 km/h zone Dublin Cycling Campaign are opposing calls to remove it.

With your help we can make Dublin an attractive city for all.


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