Women on Wheels is a group within Dublin Cycling Campaign which has spent the last year researching women’s experience of cycling in Dublin, thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation. You may be aware that only 30% of people who cycle in Dublin identify as women - Women on Wheels has been asking women to tell us about their experiences on Dublin’s roads.
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.
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.
Following the recent launch of its new driver training video on cyclist safety, Dublin Bus Safety Health & Environmental Manager, James McHugh will address the meeting and give an overview on how Dublin Bus is working to increase stakeholder awareness around cyclist safety. In addition to showing attendees the new video, Mr. McHugh will explain how Dublin Bus is continuing to incorporate key aspects of cyclist safety into its annual driver training programmes and safety initiatives.
Dr. Cara Augustenborg is an environmental scientist and communication expert specializing in climate change impacts and solutions. She lectures in ‘Climate Change and the Environment’ at University College Dublin and is launching a course this March in Trinity’s Business School on ‘Business and the Natural Environment’. She will talk about what the Irish Government needs to do to live up to its promises on Climate Change and the role played by sustainable transport, including cycling, in this.
Public Lecture. All Welcome.
Sinéad Flavin, NTA Smarter Travel Workplaces
Jamie Cudden, Dublin Smart Cities coordinator will give a presentation on the launch of a joint initiative with Enterprise Ireland, to fund small business entrepeneurs to come up with technological ideas to help cycling grow in Dublin.
Come along to our monthly meeting on Monday 8th June next - Find out what we’re planning to happen for this year’s BIKEWEEK! ….and how you can be part of this great Event!
Bikeweek (www.bikeweek.ie) is a celebration of the Bike, and an encouragement for people to get on their bike and participate. It takes place from Saturday 13th June to Sunday 21st June inclusive.
Do you worry every time you lock your bike that it won’t be there when you get back? If so come along to our February public meeting to hear the results of our bike theft survey. The survey, which is part of our Bike Theft campaign has identified the top locations, times and methods for bike theft in the city. David Timoney, who designed the survey, will present the survey results and an overview of how the campaign is lobbying for measure to reduce bike theft.
Help us do more for cycling in Dublin, please consider getting involved.