Submission on National Policy on Architecture

On 13th March, Dublin Cycling Campaign made a submission to the Department Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to aid in the development of a new National Policy on Architecture. The quality of our built environment affects our everyday lives; it has a critical role in giving a distinctive sense of place to our cities, towns, villages and countryside.

Dublin Cycling Campaign has a strong interest in the design of public space. Our vision is to make Dublin a vibrant liveable city where people of all ages and abilities cycle. The design of public space by architects has a huge effect on who and how often people choose to walk and cycle in our urban centres.

Our submission focused on:

  • How we need to balance allocating public space for transport versus place
  • The effect of different modes of transport on creating vibrant urban spaces that people want to use
  • How different transport planning choices affect how we allocate space in our urban areas
  • Why Ireland needs a holistic approach to the design of public space, similar to the Healthy Streets Approach used in London. This approach requires multi-disciplinary teams to design streets that focus on promoting health

Our full submission is attached below.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

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