Tag Archives: Cycle Lanes

Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan

This morning.

Via Irish Times:

The fine for parking a vehicle on a footpath, cycle lane or bus lane is to double to €80 from next month.The Department of Transport said the increased fixed charge penalty rate would come into force on February 1st. The fines apply on all public roads and will be enforced by gardaí and local authority traffic wardens, it said.

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said the increased penalty aimed to encourage road users to be more considerate and to promote active travel.

“These increases should help improve the safety of all vulnerable road and footpath users by creating a more effective deterrent to these specific forms of illegal parking,” he said.

Conn Donovan, chair of the Cork Cycling Campaign, said the increased fine was a “baby step” in the right direction and that a campaign to catch people who parked on footpaths, cycle lanes and bus lanes was required.

Fine for parking on cycle lanes and footpaths to double (Irish Times)

RollingNews

This afternoon.

Cyclists react to Supervalu’s objection to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s plan for two way cycle-lane on Deansgrange Road resulting in a one way north to south for cars.

Yesterday: Controversy Over New Proposed Cycle Lane (Newstalk)

This morning/afternoon.

Dublin Commuter Coalition’s Chairperson, Kevin Carter, said:

“This judgement has the potential to make delivery of cycling projects even more time consuming and difficult in the future. It’s imperative that we urgently reduce our dependence on cars if we are to meet the target of halving our emissions by 2030. Local authorities and state agencies are in the process of rapidly expanding cycling infrastructure using the €360m/year of funding allocated to walking and cycling projects by the government. We call on Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, to introduce legislative amendments to empower local authorities to use the funding urgently and efficiently as originally intended.”

Meanwhile…

Kristin Hadfield, a resident of Strand Road and member of Dublin Commuter Coalition said:

“I was looking forward to cycling to work, around Sandymount, to shops, etc., but simply do not feel comfortable to do so on non-segregated lanes, and I know many people in the area who feel the same. This is such a shame for Sandymount residents and, really, for active travel across Ireland.”

Meanwhile…

Kevin Baker, chairperson of Dublin Cycling Campaign said:

“We’re bitterly disappointed by this outcome. It is a lost opportunity to trial an amenity which would have enabled people of all ages and abilities to safely and comfortably cycle along the seafront on Strand Road.”

“We’ve seen a similar amenity in neighbouring Dún Laoghaire, the Coastal Mobility Route, become an overwhelming success over the past year. It has enabled more people to cycle and it has reinvigorated the coastal communities through which it passes, including Blackrock, Dún Laoghaire and Sandycove.”

“Strand Road is a vital missing link in a coastal cycle route around Dublin Bay. Dublin Cycling Campaign will continue to engage constructively with all stakeholders to find a safe and attractive cycling solution on Strand Road, which remains a hostile environment for anyone who wishes to cycle there.”

Meanwhile…

Dublin City Councillor Catherine Stocker, of the Social Democrats, said:

“The Social Democrats are strongly of the view that Dublin City Council needs to stay the course and appeal this decision. Strand Road is predicted to be below sea level by 2050. Opposition to measures that reduce carbon emissions is misguided and does a disservice to the local community.

“Moreover, this kind of safe, segregated infrastructure is vital to ensuring increased cycling uptake from women and children. The proportion of women who cycle in our city compared to men is only 27pc, according to the last census, and the numbers of children cycling to secondary school is now at only 2pc, according to information provided in recent months to the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee. Blocking the Strand Road cycle lane is a regressive move which ill serves our city.”

Anyone?

This morning/afternoon

Meanwhile…

FIGHT!

Camden Street South, Dublin: Summer 2019

Camden Street South, Dublin: May 2020

Meanwhile…

Westland Row, Dublin: October, 2017

 

Westland Row, Dublin: May 8, 2020

 

This afternoon.

Alan Downey writes:

I BIKE Dublin thanks all of our many volunteers for helping create the awareness that has led to upgrades to cycle lanes at Westland Row, Camden Street Upper and Ranelagh village.

Since 2017, we’ve been creating “people-protected cycle lanes” at several locations across the city where people illegally park on cycle lanes.

In the last 3 days (6th May – 8th May), Dublin City Council have carried out quick-build physical segregation at the most popular locations for I BIKE Dublin actions. It’s another success story for I BIKE Dublin and follows previous successful interventions on Andrew’s Street, O’Connell Street, Alfie Byrne Road and Customs House Quay….

In fairness.

I Bike Dublin

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