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“As with the two previous indexes, this year offers surprises. Copenha­gen and Amsterdam continue to dominate, but new cities storm into the top 20 at the expense of others. Buenos Aires stomps the competi­tion and nails the South American continent, at the expense of Rio de Janeiro, which seems to have lost interest. Europe continues to have a strong presence, though Germany is slacking—Berlin falls, Munich slips off the list entirely, and Hamburg is hanging on by a thread.”

The third Copenhagenize Design Company’s Index of bike friendly cities. The top 20 out of 122 are presented at link below.

Dublin is 15th.

Down five places on 2014.

But WHY?

Choosing substandard infrastructure along the quays is not exactly the way to go. The bike-share program rocks, but now a comprehensive network and bicycle strategy should be developed and followed to the letter….

Fight!

The 20 Most Bike Friendly Cities On The Planet (Wired)

Thanks John Gallen

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Transport Minister Paschal Donohue

 This morning.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe will unveil the seven cycling offences that will be subject to fixed charge notices.

Offences now the subject of €40 fines are:

1. Cyclist driving a pedal cycle without reasonable consideration.
2. No front lamp or rear lamp lit during lighting-up hours on a pedal cycle.
3. Cyclist proceeding into a pedestrianised street or area.
4. Cyclist proceeding past traffic lights when the red lamp is illuminated.
5. Cyclist proceeding past cycle traffic lights when red lamp is lit.
6. Cyclist failing to stop for a School Warden sign.
7. Cyclist proceeding beyond a stop line, barrier or half barrier at a railway level crossing, swing bridge or lifting bridge, when the red lamps are flashing.

Fight!

Cyclists face on-the-spot fines for seven road traffic offences (Irish Times)

(Laura Hutton/Photocall ireland)