The Future of Urban Cycling

Posted 29 Oct 2010 to Events by Sarah Scannell


What is the future of urban cycling? This is the intriguing question that Dr. Peter Cox from Chester University will explore on Tuesday 2nd November at 7pm in the Greenhouse on St. Andrew’s Street in Dublin. Dr. Cox has a wealth of experience in the areas of social change, sustainability, and the history of cycling technologies, and the event is sure to attract cycling advocates, academics, transport and planning professionals and members of the general public.

The presentation by Dr. Cox will provide a broad historical and comparative overview of the development of cycling in  the UK and globally. He will comment on the range of initiatives available and suggests what might be best to safeguard and support cycling in contrasting contexts. He will consider the interplay between cycling technologies and infrastructure, and explore the question: how do we ensure that we are planning and building for the future and not the past?

For more information on the event see


Free Hi-Visibility Vests Available

Posted 15 Oct 2010 to News by Sarah Scannell

As the dark days and early nights of winter approach it is important that all cyclists do what they can to enhance their visibility to motorists. With this in mind, Dublin City Council will be making hi viz vests available to collect free of charge from Wednesday 20th October at the following location:

Customer Service Desk, Civic Offices

(Christchurch entrance and Wood Quay entrance)

Winners of the King of the Mountains Event

Posted 14 Oct 2010 to News by Sarah Scannell

Congratulations to the two raffle winners of the King of the Mountains event which took place in September on Fishamble Street. The first prize went to Mr Patrick Healy, a Dublin City Council employee, who was presented with a brand new Giant Twist Express pedelec bicycle. Patrick is pictured above with Terry and Darren, two of the staff members of CycleBike, located just off Capel Street.

Our other prize winner was Mr Lindsey Rowntree who won the polka dot King of the Mountains jersey signed by top Irish Cyclist and winner of the 2010 Dublin City Cycle Race, Dan Martin.

The DCC cycling team would like to extend a big thank you to all of you who participated in this Mobility Week event. Any questions about the event or pedelecs can be addressed to either Barry or Ciaran of the Cycling Team in the Roads & Traffic Department.