#Allocate4Cycling - ending the silence from the minister of transport
Dublin Cycling Campaign is one of many cycle advocacy groups making up the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, Cyclist.ie. This Saturday 12th March these groups are coming together for the first all island meeting of 2016. There will be representatives from all 4 corners of our island. For cycling advocates there are many interesting topics on the table, including:
In yesterday’s Herald a piece appeared under the headline “Cyclists face €40 spot fines for using earphones, says minister”. That sounds like some new piece of traffic law regarding people cycling ?
On 25th June, we sent the following email to officials of the Road Safety section at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS). We also copied the Smarter Travel section of DTTAS and Minister Paschal Donohoe -
The Government’s 2009-2020 National Cycle Policy Framework
In April 2009, the government published Ireland’s first National Cycle Policy Framework (NCPF) . It outlined 19 high level objectives and detailed the 109 individual but integrated actions, aimed at ensuring that a strong cycling culture is developed in Ireland so that by 2020 10% of all journeys will be by bike.
There are a number of legal provisions directly affecting cyclists in Irish road traffic law so what follows is an attempt to describe them and make them more easily understood. References to an Act or SI are provided. Please note we are not legal experts and any comments or advice is given in good faith and not intended as a formal legal interpretation.
Dublin City Council are moving to declare an essentially default 30kph speed limit within the City boundaries, with only selected arterial routes at higher speeds. This is a major statement by the City Council, which recognises the damage that higher speeds can cause, and the number of incidents on Dublin’s streets resulting in deaths and serious injuries over the past years. Lower speeds can help to reduce casualty levels on our streets, particularly for people walking and cycling.
Dublin Cycling Campaign has been given permission by the High Court to bring a case against the national planning body An Bord Pleanála.
The case is about An Bord Pleanála granting permission for the ‘Connolly Quarter’ development to the rear of Connolly Station.
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At our AGM in July we presented our new Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. As an outcome of our plan, we have formed working groups which are focused on achieving our strategic aims. These groups are addressing cycling infrastructure, public policy, public perception of cycling, and improving how Dublin Cycling Campaign operates.
Slower speeds save lives, save lifestyles and save money. That was the message from the 20’s Plenty Conference that took place on the 8th March 2017 in Birmingham. Mairead Forsythe and Muireann O’Dea attended the conference on behalf of the Love 30 Campaign and Cyclist.ie.
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