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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

Earlier: College Green New Deal

 

From top: Dervla Murphy, in India, on the journey that led to her writing Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle (1965); Lucille Redmond of I BIKE Dublin presents Inspiring Cyclist of the Year Award medal to Dervla last night.

Last night.

I BIKE Dublin presented the inaugural Inspiring Cyclist of the Year medal to author and cycling pioneer, Waterford-born Dervla Murphy, aged 87.

Ciarán Ferrie writes:

Dervla has inspired generations of cyclists all over the world with her travels and her writing. She is a hero, cited by virtually every world-travelling cyclist to this day.

The book of her travels, Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle, published in 1965, was an inspiration to the Ireland of the time, and to cyclists all over the world.

She was an example to men and women of how it was possible to get anywhere, if you just keep pedalling….

I BIKE Dublin

Always drink and cycle responsibly.

Meanwhile…

Dervla’s medal was made by artist Fergal Kilkenny and cast in bronze by Leo Higgins in the Cast Foundry in South Brown Street, Dublin 8.

Lovely work, in fairness.

This morning.

At a meeting of the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Representatives from Cyclist.ie, Dublin Cycling Campaign and I BIKE Dublin will be going before the committee to discuss road traffic regulations and a national cycling policy.

Later representatives from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, and the National Transport Authority will appear before the committee.

The meeting was scheduled to get under way at 9.30am and is currently in private session.

Watch live here or from the link above.

Previously: I BIKE Dublin on Broadsheet

College Green, Dublin 2

This evening.

At College Green, Dublin 2, at 5.30pm.

Cycling activists will hold their “final action of the week” after staging die-ins earlier this week and giving the Minister for Transport Shane Ross 40 roses yesterday to symbolise the 40 cyclists who have died on Irish roads during the tenure of the past three ministers — Leo Varadkar, Paschal Donohoe and Mr Ross.

Meanwhile…

Barry P M tweetz:

And as if we didn’t need more reason for this and other protests… this was the scene outside the Spencer Hotel at 8am this morning. Cyclist hit by a taxi.

UPDATE:

At the ‘die-in’ next to Dublin City Hall on Dame Street.

Via I BIKE Dublin

Neeraj Jain (above) who was killed while cycling to work last Friday: I BIKE Dublin plan a week of activities to mark Mr Jain’s death

Following the death of Neeraj Jain who was cycling to work last Friday morning when his bike collided with a cement mixer at the back of the builkding site of the National Children’s Hospital….

….I BIKE Dublin is organising a series of actions this week to draw attention to “the fatal neglect of our roads by critical public services”.

Mr Jain, from Faridabad, India, moved to Ireland in 2018 to pursue a Masters degree in Engineering in UCD and was working with Deloitte in Dublin.

Ciarán Ferrie of I BIKE Dublin writes:

This week, I BIKE Dublin will hold a series of actions targeting those State institutions that bear responsibility for the safety of people who cycle in this city….

We demand that the killing of Neeraj Jain marks a turning point – and that those responsible for safety on our streets ensure that no more cyclists are killed.

I BIKE Dublin demands:

A commitment from those responsible for the safety of our roads that there will be no more deaths of people who cycle.

We demand this commitment from:

Owen Keegan, CEO, Dublin City Council

Shane Ross, Minister for Transport

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris

Anne Graham, CEO, National Transport Authority

Moyagh Murdock, CEO, Road Safety Authority

Dr. Sharon McGuinness, CEO, Health and Safety Authority

Dublin City Council to immediately fast-track a programme of physically protected cycling infrastructure in the Dublin City Council area. NB The space for this can be taken from private motor traffic lanes and on-street car parking and not from pedestrians; this history of reallocating space from pedestrians is completely unacceptable.

Dublin City Council to immediately release all statistics in relation to the 5 axle HGV ban, including the names of companies in violation and the frequency of violations.

Dublin City Council to install speed cameras to measure the worst streets in Dublin for speeding motorists.

An Garda Síochána to desist from all social media activities pending an independent review by the Garda Ombudsman into derogatory and insensitive communications dating back to 2017 (following inappropriate tweets from the @gardatraffic account which make jokes about bicycles on the same day that Neeraj Jain was killed).

I BIKE Dublin

Last Friday: This Morning

This morning.

Across Dublin city centre.

Members and supporters of I Bike Dublin stage a ‘slow cycle’ demonstration, as part of this week’s Extinction Rebellion events.

Pics: Rainer Melzer, Onyerbike, and Cllr Donna Cooney

Alternatively…

Meanwhile…

Anyone?

Yesterday: Ourselves A Lane


This morning.

On Camden Street in Dublin 2.

Cyclists and supporters of I Bike Dublin stand by a dedicated cycle lane as a means to prevent people from parking or driving their cars in the lane.

Meanwhile…

RTÉ’s Philip Boucher Hayes from the lane stream media LIVE on Camden Street reporting for CycleDrivetime.

Pics: I Bike Dublin and Stíofáin MacLochlainn