New on-street cycle stands installed

Posted 26 Aug 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Dublin City Council, with the assistance of funding supplied by the National Transport Authority (NTA), have recently installed a batch of on-street cycle parking. The locations of the stands span across the city centre and will provide some more much needed on-street parking facilities for cyclists in Dublin.

Capel Street, Dublin 1

Capel Street, Dublin 1

Luke Street, Dublin 2Luke Street, Dublin 2

The installations of stainless steel Sheffield Stands have been fitted at the following locations:

  • Capel Street- northern end – 11 stands
  • Swift Row – 5 Stands
  • Bride Road – 5 Stands
  • Luke Street – 14 stands
  • Francis Street- (Thomas Street end) – 10 Stands
  • Exchange Street Upper- 7 Stands
  • Charlemont Street – 5 Stands
  • Clanbrassil Street- either side of Fumbally Lane – 10 stands
  • Mary Street – 9 Stands
  • Thomas Davis Street – 10 Stands
  • Ryder’s Row – 16 stands

Dublin City Council is currently working on a further batch of cycle parking, it is hoped these additional stands will be installed later in 2016.

Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8

Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8

Francis Street, Dublin 8

Francis Street, Dublin 8

It is important to note, as outlined in our Keep Your Bike Safe blog post, always secure your bike against theft by investing in good quality bicycle locks. Preferably a U-lock should be used to attached the frame of the bicycle to the fixed stand. A separate cable lock should then be used to secure both wheels of the bicycle to the stand also.  Please visit your local bicycle shop if you are in doubt about the quality of your lock or need advice on what best suits your cycling needs.

Mary Street, Dublin 1

Mary Street, Dublin 1

Swift Row, Dublin 1

Swift Row, Dublin 1

 

Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Upper Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

 

Charlemont Street, Dublin 2

Charlemont Street, Dublin 2

Bride Road, Dublin 8

Bride Road, Dublin 8

Cyclist safety is a top priority for Dublin Bus

Posted 24 Aug 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

From Dublin Bus:

Recently Dublin Bus, with the help of rewnowned Irish broadcaster Cathal Mac Coille, launced its new driver training video to national cycling groups, the Road Safety Authority and other organisiations with a keen interest in cyclist safety.

Cyclist safety has always formed part of Dublin Bus driver training processes and this video aims to further increase driver awareness.

The video has a fun tone but a serious message and covers all areas of cyclist awareness and safety, teaching drivers about best safety practice. Inspired by the esteemed broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, the video depicts an ‘Urban Jungle’ where the bus and cyclist must coexist as one.

Dublin Bus share Dublin’s streets with other users and cyclists are some of the most vulernable road users.  At peak times there are approximately 900 buses and 8,500 cyclists on the roads together. Therefore, it is our responsibility to ensure that our drivers are equipped with the best training methods to keep both them and other road users safe.

This video will be shown to existing and new drivers as part of our driver training programme. 

View the short clip and make your way into our Urban Jungle. 

 

Royal Canal Premium Cycle Route Community Engagement

Posted 2 Aug 2016 to News by Sarah Scannell

The proposed developments on the Royal Canal Premium Cycle Route from Sheriff Street Upper to North Strand Road is now open for community engagement.

The purpose of the scheme is to link the recently constructed Dublin City Council Premium Cycle Route, which terminates at Sheriff Street Upper, with existing cycle and pedestrian facilities on North Strand Road and the proposed continuation of the Royal Canal Premium Cycle Route, continuing west along the Canal.

The scheme forms part of a Part 8 planning permission granted in December 2015

For further information please see;

Public Displays and Public Information Events

Drawings of the proposed scheme will be on display at the following locations between Friday 29th July  2016 and Friday 19th August 2016:

  • Charleville Mall Library, North Strand;
  • Saint Laurence O’Toole Recreation Centre, Sheriff Street;
  • Main Foyer, Civic Offices, Wood Quay.

In addition, Public Information Meetings will be held at the following locations and times:

  • Wednesday 3rd August 2016 evening (6.00pm-8.30pm) in Saint Laurence O’Toole Recreation Centre, and
  • Thursday 4th August 2016 afternoon (2.30pm – 5.00pm) in Charleville Mall Library.

During these times design team members will be available to meet members of the public to discuss the project and to receive suggestions and feedback for them.

Members of the public may make submissions in person at the above events, or may make a submission in writing (by email or post) until Friday 19th August 2016.Royal Canal Premium Cycle Route Phase 2 Community Engagement, Environment and Transportation Department, Dublin City Council, Block 2 Floor 6, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

Email submissions may be emailed to traffic@dublincity.ie