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This afternoon.

Cork city’s first cycle map.

The brainchild of the Transport & Mobility Forum (TMF) and the Cork Cycling Campaign, the routes were suggested by regular cyclists based on segregation, quality and connectedness.

TMF co-ordinator Sandy McGroarty said “cycling around Cork can be made more enjoyable by using the routes suggested on the map which are often safer, quieter and quicker than other routes”.

Hmm.

Cork city cycle map for locals and visitors launched (RTÉ)

Kieran writes:

Dublin Cycling Campaign is hosting a mass cycle along Dublin’s Quays this Sunday to demonstrate support for the Liffey Cycle Route. This fun, free, family-friendly cycle will highlight the need for a safe, segregated cycle route along the Quays, from the Phoenix Park down the the Point Village.

The Liffey Cycle will depart from the Wellington Monument in the Phoenix Park at 11am and then proceed down the Quays in one large convoy of bikes. After a brief pause near the Beckett Bridge we will head to Phibsborough where local residents and Phizzfest will provide music and refreshments outside Bang Bang Café on Leinster Street.

This is a free event and no registration is required. Every type of cyclist, and non-cyclist, is welcome to come along. Marshalling and traffic management will be provided by Dublin Cycling Campaign and the Garda Traffic Corp. For more information please check out Dublin Cycling Campaign’s website.

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The intersection of Bridge Street and Cook Street, Dublin

There have been 139 submissions to the Dublin Inquirer Bicycle Collision Tracker map.

A pattern is emerging.

Willy Simon writes:

We’ve found an intersection in Dublin’s city centre that appears to be particularly dangerous for cyclists…There is a discernible cluster of reported incidents in the city centre, and it’s only a stone’s throw from Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices at Wood Quay. Two accidents have been reported at the intersection of Bridge Street and Cook Street, and three more just south of the intersection on Bridge Street Upper before it meets High Street….[details on how it can be improved at link below]

Danger For Cyclists – Here’s A Place To Avoid (Willy Simon. Dublin Inquirer)

Pic: Caroline Brady/Dublin Inquirer

HeaderAlan Gillet writes:

A good friend of mine Kevin Downey from Belfast is cycling around the world for the charity Depaul. He is nearly 1 year in and is currently tackling the harsh Alaskan terrain. He is on an amazing adventure and for such a worthwhile cause.

He began his journey from South East London on a fully laden bike with only his guitar for company. The ongoing cycle will see him circumnavigate the globe, tackling some of the harshest climates on the toughest of terrain. Living on a shoestring, it will be the generosity of locals and calculated risks that will see back in his hometown of Belfast in time for Christmas 2014.

Whilst he is on the move, you can also enjoy his new EP ‘Across the Border’. In return, he asks visitors to make a small donation online to his chosen charity Depaul.