New Campaign Chairperson: Dr. Paul Corcoran
Dublin Cycling Campaign elected a new Chairperson - Dr. Paul Corcoran - at our recent AGM. He is the 11th Chairperson of the organisation since its foundation in 1993.
Paul studied Science at NUI Maynooth and Microbiology and Immunology at University of West Scotland. He completed his PhD in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is working as a Molecular Biology Lab Technician in the Dublin Institute of Technology. He is from Palmerstown originally and has cycled in Dublin for over 20 years. He is a both a regular cycling commuter and a bicycle adventurer, having recently returned from a cycling trip in Iceland where he forged contact with our colleagues in the Icelandic Cyclists’ Federation.
Paul has been one of the Campaign’s leading members working on National Bike Week events for the last few years and has contributed to many of our other campaigns. He is a member of the South Dublin County Council Cycle Forum (a sub-committee of the Transportation Strategic Policy Committee). He is also promoting cycling and walking along the Liffey Valley region by promoting the reconstruction of the Silver Bridge (better known as Guinness or Farmleigh Bridge) - see here. He has a keen interest in photography and has supported the Campaign by taking positive photos of cycling around Dublin city - see our Flickr account for some fine examples! If you would like to help out taking some photos please contact us!
On becoming Chairperson, his priorities are:
- Ensuring that a high quality Liffey Cycle Route is constructed so that those arriving into the city from the West / western suburbs have a safe and attractive route - and that there is a terrific (leisure) route for those wishing to access the Phoenix Park.
- Working to ensure that College Green is transformed into a tram, pedestrian and cycle friendly public space.
- Collaborating closely with the Stayin Alive at 1.5 campaign and Phil Skelton so as to bring about the introduction of the 1.5 metre Minimum Safe Overtaking Distance into Irish legislation.
- Succeeding in bringing the Velo-city conference to Dublin in 2019.
- Working to ensure that Dublin Cycling Campaign, operating as a non-profit advocacy organisation since 1993, receives charitable status.
If you have any questions or suggestions for Paul, please pop along to our next meeting and/or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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