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Dublin Cycling Campaign mapped locations of falls across Dublin city centre in recent weeks

Further to The Dublin Cycling Campaign map showing many cycle falls are happening in the vicinity of large construction sites.

Dublin Cycling Campaign writes:

Dublin City Council responded with a statement that the council’s road maintenance division had inspected all of the roads and junctions which the cycling campaign had flagged as being hazardous. Additionally, Dublin City Council said it was committed to prioritising the cleaning of these junctions with a mechanical road sweeper, as part of their ongoing street cleaning activities.

Regarding one specific area, Dublin City Council said:

“There was evidence to suggest that the oil spillage related to construction activity from an adjacent construction site. The affected road was treated and a ‘Notice of Offence’ under Section 13(10) of the Road Act, 1993 was served on the contractor responsible for these works.”

Kevin Baker, of the Dublin Cycling Campaign writes:

“Construction contractors have been put on notice by Dublin City Council’s enforcement action. Any construction contractors who are currently negligent need to literally clean up their act before any more people cycling are injured

In fairness.

Dublin Cycling Campaign

Saturday: Where They Fell

This afternoon.

Following a serious spike in city centre spills, The Dublin Cycling Campaign has mapped out (above) the locations of reported falls.

It shows many are occurring in the vicinity of large construction sites including The National Children’s Hospital site in Kilmainham, the new Technical University of Dublin (formerly DIT) campus in Grangegorman and Broadstone, as well as multiple major construction sites in the Docklands area.

Dublin Cycling Campaign spokesman said:

“Our hypothesis is that heavy vehicles travelling to and from these construction sites are depositing dirt and oil on our streets.

The lack of rain could have led to a build-up of these hazardous materials, creating greasy slicks in many areas.”

Dublin Cycling Campaign is advising people to take additional care on the following routes:

All along the Liffey Quays, between Heuston Station and the Tom Clarke Bridge

North Circular Road

South Circular Road

All streets running alongside the Grand Canal

The Docklands area, especially in the vicinity of construction sites

All street adjacent to the National Children’s Hospital Site/St. James’ Hospital

All along Gardiner Street, and continuing onto Dorset Street Upper & Lower Drumcondra Road.

Had a spill?

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Dublin Cycling Campaign

Meanwhile…

This Sunday at 11am

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2.

A  protest cycle will take place to highlight the ongoing delays in developing the proposed Liffey Cycle Route.

Dublin Cycling Campaign writes:

We are calling for the immediate implementation of temporary measures to trial a segregated cycle route along the Liffey Quays.

A dedicated cycle route along the Liffey Quays, linking Heuston Station to the Point Village, was first proposed in 2011, but it has been dogged by planning & design issues, as well as strong opposition from some city centre businesses – primarily the operators of private car parks.

Another public consultation on the route was conducted in 2019, but the earliest possible date for the project to be completed is predicted to be 2024

This is not soon enough, want to see trial measures put in place, using temporary bollards, to test out the route and see how it will work in practice.

The Liffey Cycle protest is due to begin in Grand Canal Square on Sunday morning at 11am, with a large group setting off to cycle a loop of the Liffey Quays, before finishing up back at Grand Canal Square.

This is a family-friendly affair and that everyone is welcome to join in, especially those who don’t cycle regularly in Dublin but would like to.

Liffey Cycle Protest

On your bike.

Dr Paul Corcoran writes:

A major protest cycle will take place today. The starting point is Merrion Square West [Dublin 2] opposite the National Gallery of Ireland beside the Dublin Bike station.

We will be meeting from 5.15pm. We aim to arrive at the Dáil just before 6pm. We have partnered with our colleagues iBikeDublin who will be protesting on the day with Dublin Cycling Campaign.

The goal of this protest is to remind all election candidates that cyclists are voters and that we will vote in our droves for candidates serious about bringing about a positive change in transport policy with the bicycle at the fore!

We will be asking all local election candidates from Dublin city council, Fingal county council, South Dublin council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown council to sign the Cycling For All campaign petition.

One of the principles of Cycling For All is to allocate 20% of the transport budget to be spent on Cycling and walking investment. We will be asking this of MEPs also.

Dublin Cycling Campaign

Dublin Cycling Campaign writes:

A major protest cycle will take place on the 15th May 2019 just before the May local elections on the 24th. The starting point is Merrion square West opposite National Gallery of Ireland beside the Dublin Bike station.

We will be meeting from 5.15pm. We aim to arrive at the Dáil just before 6pm on the Wednesday evening. We have partnered with our colleagues iBikeDublin who will be protesting on the day with Dublin Cycling Campaign.

We will be reaching out to other like-minded organisations in the coming weeks.

The goal of this protest is to highlight that cyclists are voters too and we have a voice. The logo #iBikeIVote represents this clearly.

Cycle to the Dáil (Dublin Cycling Campaign)

Yesterday.

Seems credible.

After all, they are the Road Safety Authority.

Not so fast..

Dublin Cycling Campaign writes:

Article 22 applies to mechanically propelled cycles (more commonly known as motorbikes). Article 29 applies to pedal cycles (bicycles). All of this information is freely available online.

Oh.

Thanks  Conor Kearney

This morning.

Dublin Cycling Campaign is launching a poetry competition on the theme of the beloved bicycle.

Mike McKillen writes:

Joyce-cycle is a pageant of over one hundred participants of all ages on bicycles on the theme of Irish writers, who will be participating in the St. Patrick’s Parade on behalf of Dublin Cycling Campaign.

As we joyfully celebrate the many Irish writers who incorporated the bicycle in their literature, Dublin Cycling Campaign is today launching a poetry competition in collaboration with Poetry Ireland on the theme of bicycles.

There will be a junior under 16 and senior category, with cash prizes ranging between €200 and €500.

It would be preferable if poems were no more than 40 lines, but can be as few lines as you wish.

The final date for submitting your poem is midnight on the 1st March and winners will be announced on the 7th of March.

Joyce-Cycle: Love Your Bike Poetry Competition (Dublin Cycling Campaign)

From top: cyclists protest outside Leinster House last year; Robert Troy

This afternoon.

At 12.47pm, the Dáil will vote on greater investment in cycling in a motion  brought by Fianna Fáil Transport Spokesperson Robert Troy.

Members of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, Labour, Green Party, People Before Profit, Social Democrats and some independents have said they will support the motion which asks that Dáil Éireann recognise:

 That chronic congestion is grinding our cities and road arteries to a halt, making it more difficult and more unpleasant for people to get to work;

That Ireland lags behind our European peers in the provision of safe cycling infrastructure, such as dedicated cycle lanes, secure bike storage facilities and cyclist-friendly traffic lights.

That the largest cycling conference in the world is due to take place in Dublin in June 2019, and that Ireland needs to show progress on the development of cycling infrastructure;

And condemns:

 The considerable safety risks that cyclists face on Irish roads, owing to our poorly developed cycling infrastructure.

The current low funding allocations for cycling at only approximately two per cent of the overall land transport capital budget.

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport’s failure to bring forward legislation requiring drivers to maintain a minimum distance when passing cyclists.

And calls on the Government to:

 Prioritise the rollout of dedicated cycle tracks, that are physically segregated from other road users, across the country;

 Place cycling infrastructure at the heart of transport infrastructure planning by appointing a dedicated cycling officer to every local authority at an appropriate level of seniority, and by establishing a dedicated cycling division within the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to coordinate activity and projects across all departments;

Introduce cycle friendly legislative initiatives, similar to those of our European neighbours to promote the growth of cycling, including contra-flow cycling, left turn at red lights and joint use of pedestrian crossings.

Build on the successes of bike sharing schemes by expanding these schemes to major suburbs of towns and cities.

Revise the Bike to Work scheme to allow commuters to purchase a new bike every three years instead of every five years, and to extend this scheme to pensioners and unemployed people.

FIGHT!

Dáil to vote on motion on investment in cycling (DublinCyclingCampaign)

Rollingnews

Thanks Paul Corcoran

UPDATE:

In fairness.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Niall Ring (above) on his new ‘Official Bike’ watched by Members of Dublin Cycling Campaign this morning

But first I must learn how to ride my bicycle.

This morning.

Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Dublin Cycling Campaign tweetz:

This morning we handed over the new Official Bicycle to Thanks to everyone who helped crowdfund the bike, and to for supplying the fab CityGo bike at cost price. On your bike

Yesterday: Chain Included

Pic: Dublin Cycling Campaign