Vehicles that illegally block cycle lanes force cyclists into threatening and unsafe situations with car-traffic. I BIKE Dublin has been raising awareness about this issue since last summer by protecting mandatory cycle lanes from drivers who decide that they want to illegally drive or park on them.
Contact your TDs NOW and ask them to support the Minimum Passing Distance Law!
A date has now been set for the commencement of the legislative process to bring the 1.5 metre Minimum Passing Distance Law into effect, but we need to generate support from TDs in all areas.
The Road Traffic Bill will be considered by the Oireachtas Transport Committee on Wednesday 7th February 2018.
Cyclists are entitled to the same protection against hate speech as other minority groups, argues Kieran Ryan.
The issue of cyclists’ safety has come into sharp public focus recently, with 2017 being the deadliest year for cycling in almost a decade. So far this year 15* people have been killed while cycling on Irish roads, which is a 50% increase on 2016.
In its recommendations on How the State Can Make Ireland a Leader in Tackling Climate Change the Citizens Assembly strongly endorsed a much higher government priority for active travel and public transport.
UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
Just confirmed! Dublin Cycling Campaign’s Bicycle Christmas Party 2017 - now in its 12th consecutive year! - will take place on Saturday 16th December in the lovely Teelings Whiskey Distillery in Newmarket Square (just off Cork Street and Clanbrassil Street).
11 Cyclists Tragically Killed in Ireland Already in 2017
What has happened on Irish Roads in 2017 that has brought about this relative carnage of killing cyclists, when, before we have yet reached mid-year we have already seen more cycling deaths than in all of 2016, which in itself was a high level compared to most previous years?
From Concept to Misconception to (Hopefully) Completion
Councillor Paddy Smyth, of Dublin City Council, will talk about his proposals for ‘Quietways’ in the Dublin City area. These are, primarily, routes for school children to walk/cycle to and from school via quiet, residential streets through the use of a concept known as “Filtered Permeability”. This means creating a series of vehicular cul-de-sacs across the city which you can still walk or cycle through without competing with motorised commuters, buses or trucks.
Cars parked in cycle lanes on your way home? No secure racks near local shops to which you could lock your bike? Potholes and uneven roads everywhere? A junction feels too dangerous during rush hour?
Never got around to lodging a report to address these issues?
Well, now there’s an easier way!
Sign up to take part in the Liberty Bell Dublin Trials, June & July 2017.
Get on your bike and support the proposed Liffey Cycleway! On Sunday April 2nd the Dublin Cycling Campaign is hosting a family-friendly, social cycle in support of the Liffey Cycleway. The cycle will begin at 11am at the Wellington Monument in the Phoenix Park and will follow the proposed route of the Liffey Cycleway along the North Quays as far as the Point Village.
Help us do more for cycling in Dublin, please consider getting involved.