Part 8 S2S Cycle way & footpath interim works

Posted 20 Jun 2017 to Events» News by Sarah Scannell

Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)
Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (as amended)

  • Applicant: Dublin City Council, Environment and Transportation Department
  • Location: James Larkin Road D3 between Mount Prospect Avenue D3 and Watermill Road, Dublin 5

Proposal: Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of the proposal to amend the previously approved Planning Permission 3601/12 for Sutton to Sandycove Cycleway & Footway Interim Works: Bull Wall to Causeway Road to include for the modification of the flood defence sea wall on James Larkin Road D3 between Mount Prospect Avenue D3 and Watermill Road D5.

It is proposed:

  • To reduce the height of the flood defence sea wall from 4.25mOD to a height ranging from 4.06mOD to 3.95mOD to provide an effect flood defence height of a minimum of 3.95mOD and a pedestrian parapet of a minimum of 500mm high.

Plans and Particulars of the proposed development may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy for a period of 6 weeks from 14/06/17 to 26/07/17 during public opening hours at the offices of Dublin City Council, Public Counter, Planning & Property Development Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Monday – Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.

The proposal can also be viewed at:

Marino Library, 14 – 20 Marino Mart, Clontarf, Dublin 3, D03 VW10; and
Opening Hours:     Monday & Wednesday: 12.45hrs to 16.00hrs and 16.45 to 20.00.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10.00hrs to 13.00hrs & 14.00hrs to 17.00hrs
Sunday: Closed

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5, D05VY99
Opening Hours:     Monday to Thursday: 10.00hrs to 20.00hrs.
Friday, Saturday: 10.00hrs to 17.00hrs
Sunday: Closed

The Red Stables, St Anne’s Park, Mount Prospect Avenue, Dublin 3
Opening Hours:    Monday-Friday 08:00hrs to 1800hrs

Plans and particulars can be viewed online below and www.cycledublin.ie

A submission or observation in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made, in writing, to the Executive Manager, Planning & Property Development Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, before 4.30pm on 10/08/17


The Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) project is a scheme comprising elements of two projects, the Dollymount Promenade & Flood Protection Project (DPFPP) and the North City Arterial Watermain (NCAM), both of which have planning approval from An Bord Pleanála. Subsequent to the planning approval by An Bord Pleanála of the DPFPP in December 2011, Dublin City Council (DCC) and the National Transport Authority (NTA) received Part 8 Planning approval for this Interim scheme in May 2013. The scope of works includes the construction of two new sections of retaining wall and improvements to the existing sea defence wall.

The section of the project involves the construction of 2 km of cycle track, additional flood protection measures and the laying of a trunk water main. The wall is required to protect against coastal flooding in this area. In a coastal area deeper water level will generate higher waves. With large portions of Bull Island likely to be flooded in the future due to a rise in sea levels, this section of the coastline will be much more exposed to wave action and the wall height is the minimum recommended to combat this.

Dublin is Chosen to Host Velo-city 2019, European Cyclists’ Federation’s Annual Global Cycling Summit

Posted 9 Dec 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

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After Taipei, Arnhem-Nijmegen, and Rio de Janeiro, the European Cyclists’ Federation’s (ECF) Board announces that Dublin will be next in line to host the Velo-city conference series in 2019.

“We are excited to bring participants from all continents in 2019 to Dublin. Velo-city 2019 Dublin will – as all our Global Cycling Summits do – offer a great opportunity for sharing the experience, knowledge and expertise about the promotion of cycling worldwide,” says Bernhard Ensink, ECF Secretary General.

The bid, led by Dublin City Council, made a strong proposal with an integrated and collaborative team, and displayed strong political commitment on all levels, from local to national. In addition, Dublin has shown a big push for implementation from a behavioural and infrastructure perspective. The site visit showed the ECF team a clear willingness for collaboration and community engagement. For these reasons, the ECF Board has chosen Dublin as host for its global cycling summit.

Velo-city Series Director, Marcio Deslandes, said of the choice: “Dublin is a great example of a city moving towards a more livable, safe, and active environment for its citizens.”

This will not be the first time that Velo-city comes to Dublin; the conference was hosted very successfully here in 2005. “Velo-city 2005 proved a catalyst for cycling growth in the city – the number of cyclists in the city increased by 147% since 2005, but also the conference showed that cycling was a real and viable mode of transport for Dubliners,” says Owen P. Keegan, Chief Executive of Dublin City Council.

He added “Hosting Velo-city in Dublin in 2019 will accelerate the efforts by Dublin City Council and our partner agencies to further the development of Dublin as a world class cycling city.”

In relation to the announcement, Brendan O’Brien, Director of Traffic with Dublin City Council said: “Dublin’s theme for Velo City 2019 is Cycling for the Ages. We aim to encourage cycling by people of all ages, young and old, male and female and to promote the health, environmental, social and economic benefits of cycling. We also want to show the evolution of cycling in Dublin through the ages and into the future.

Dublin is a beautiful historic city known for its culture and hospitality. We look forward to welcoming delegates from all over the world to our city to share our experiences, successes and challenges in promoting and developing cycling during Velo City Dublin, 2019 and anticipate that, just as in 2005, hosting Velo City will be a game changer for cycling in Dublin.” 

The previous European Series of Velo-city attracted 1,500 delegates, at Velo-city 2015 in Nantes-France.  The next series of Velo-city will take place in Arnhem-Nijmegen, the Netherlands, from 13-16 June 2017.

 

Mobility Week – Celebrating Cycling!

Posted 19 Sep 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Mobility Week Coca-Cola Zero, the National Transport Authority and the four city councils of Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway have come together to celebrate the many thousands of persons who choose to cycle in our cities, especially for commuting to work or education. Events will take place on Thursday September 22nd 2016, which is celebrated across European Cities as “In Town Without My Car” (or “Car Free”) day.

The numbers of persons choosing to cycle is growing every year. The four Irish cities are delighted to celebrate and recognise our daily cyclists, and their positive choice for accessing the city. In particular, the public bikes schemes, all sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero, have had a significant impact on the cities. Across the four cities, these bike systems collectively carry approximately 13,000 daily trips. This represents a significant element in our overall cycling numbers, and in our cities’ transport mix.

In Dublin, Dublin City Council will have a “Public Transport Through The Ages” family event on Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis Street, Dublin 1 from 3pm to 7pm on the 22nd September 2016.

Wolfe Tone Square will host a family event displaying an old tram and bus from the Dublin Transport Museum manned by our very own conductor as part of Mobility Week 2016. There will face painting, music and a number of fun activities for everyone to enjoy on the day. Tea, coffee and refreshments are availability in the resident Tram Café on the square. This is a free family event and open to everyone to enjoy.

Coca-Cola Zero will be rewarding and refreshing users of the Coca-Cola Zero-sponsored public bike schemes who leave the car behind on 22nd September. Cycle-In Cafés will ‘pop-up’ at locations in the City where scheme users can pull in to enjoy some pastries, sandwiches and refreshments without ever leaving their bike. Coca-Cola Zero has also arranged for some surprise goodies which will be found in the baskets of the bikes on the day.
“Car-free day on Thursday 22nd September is important because it appeals to a wide audience. We are calling on everyone to take part, and look forward to welcoming both new and regular cyclists to our Cycle-In Cafés for some refreshments,” said Aoife Nagle, Marketing Manager, Coca-Cola Ireland.

For more information please see www.mobilityweek.eu or follow #mobilityweek on social media

Wolfe Tone Square

Wolfe Tone Square

A Cow at Wolf Tone Square

A Cow at Wolfe Tone Square

The Tram Café Wolfe Tone Square

The Tram Café Wolfe Tone Square

 

Dublin PARK(ing) Day 2016 – Make your city BETTER, Make your city YOURS

Posted 15 Sep 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Dublin PARK(ing) Day 2016Make your city BETTER, Make your city YOURS

PARKing Day

PARKing Day

Lord Mayor Brendan Carr will launch Dublin PARK(ing) Day at the Installation on South Anne’s Street, Dublin 2 at 11:00 a.m. on Friday 16th September 2016.

 

PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide initiative which started in San Francisco in 2005, where a single parking space was transformed into a temporary public park. Dublin City is now one of 180 cities that are taking part in PARK(ing) Day.

For a single day each year, a selection of on-street car parking spaces will be suspended and transformed into imaginative public spaces instead. Each installation will be unique and will make its own statement in favour of more people-friendly streets where space is for public use rather than the car.

Speaking in advance of the launch of PARK(ing) Day, Lord Mayor Brendan Carr said, “Since it’s beginning in 2011, Dublin City has become one of the biggest participants, hosting a comparable number of spaces to New York. This has increased year on year, so this year, we are aiming for even more installations. I personally will be out and about visiting the various locations.”

Faolán Bashford from Dublin PARK(ing) Day said, “PARK(ing) Day is about re-imagining the possibilities of the urban landscape. We are encouraging everyone to download the map and use it as a walking tour to see what can be done to animate and enrich the city.”

PARKing Day

PARKing Day

Dublin PARK(ing) Day is supported by Dublin City Council as part of EU Mobility Week, a series of events promoting better mobility. 

To view the PARK(ing) Day Map and Guide, please go to –http://www.dublinparkingday.org

#dublin park(ing) day #parkingday #parkingdaydub

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. 

 

Follow The Leaders! 1916 Cycle

Posted 17 Jun 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

This year to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, South Dublin County Council, in partnership with Dublin City Council, is holding a very special commemorative cycle from the Pearse Museum in St. Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham to Eamon Ceannt Park in Crumlin.

The cycle will mark the role that the bicycle played in the Rising as volunteers left what was Scoil Eanna on the morning of Easter Monday and made their way by bike into the city centre to participate in the rebellion. The cycle will take place on Sunday, 19th June 2016 at 11.30 am, preceded by a free tour of the museum and a talk by the museum curator.

At the finish at Eamon Ceannt Park/ Sundrive Park there will also be a brief talk about the role of Eamon Ceannt and Joseph Plunkett, who’s family had an estate where volunteers trained at Larkfield (now the site of Supervalu at the corner of Sundrive Road and Kimmage Road).

The cycle is free of charge and at approximately 5km in length (10km return) is ideally suited to all levels of participants.

Register on https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/1916-commemorative-cycle-from-the-pearse-museum-in-st-endas-park-rathfarnham-to-eamon-ceannt-park-tickets-25504909872

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Dublin City Bikeweek Safe Cycle

Posted 17 Jun 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

A big thank you to all who took part in our Dublin City Bikeweek Safe Cycle on Wednesday the 15th June as part of Bikeweek 2016 celebrations. We had a really enjoyable cycle, the rain held off and there was lots of lucky prizewinners on the day. A big thank you also to An Garda Síochána for their support on the day. An enjoyable event was had by all.

A number of high vis with the Bikeweek logo were distributed on the day however I have a number left over if anyone would like one please contact me at sarah.scannell@dublincity.ie. The high vis also entitles you to 10% discount in any Eurocycles store until July 31st!

Please keep an eye on bikeweek.ie for plenty more events happening in the City over the weekend.

Bikeweek Safe Cycle 2016

Bikeweek Safe Cycle 2016

The Banana and the Tomato

The Banana and the Tomato

Safe Cycling

Safe Cycling

And we're off!

And we’re off!

On the Road

On the Road

 

Chicken Run!

Chicken Run!

 

See you at the Bikeweek Safe Cycle tomorrow!

Posted 14 Jun 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Dublin City Bikeweek Safe Cycle tomorrow 12.00pm at Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2 (opposite the Waterways Centre) for a 12.30pm 5km cycle.

The event promises to be great with goodies, a free tune up service on the day and a DJ and prizes! See you all there

Dublin City Council Bikeweek Safe Cycle

Dublin City Council Bikeweek Safe Cycle

Dublin City Council’s Bikeweek Safe Cycle

Posted 31 May 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Dublin City Council Bikeweek Safe Cycle

Dublin City Council Bikeweek Safe Cycle

Date:                Wednesday June 15th 2016

Time:               from 12 noon

Location:          Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2

Cost:                Free!

Dublin City Council’s Bikeweek Safe Cycle is set to pedal off from Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2 on Wednesday June 15th assembling at 12 noon to embark on a mass ride along 5km of city streets.  Cyclists will depart at 12.30pm for the fun and safe leisurely cycle with An Garda Siochana assistance to stop traffic along the route.  The 5km cycle, which starts and finishes on Grand Canal Quay, should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Cyclists can pre-register for the event on the Bikeweek Safe Cycle Facebook page facebook.com/BikeweekSafeCycle and be in with a chance to WIN bike shop vouchers.

Bikeweek Safe Cycle will see participants depart Grand Canal Quay and take in Grand Canal Street, Bath Avenue, Londonbridge Road, Church Avenue, Sean Moore Road, Pigeon House Road, York Road, Thorncastle Street, Bridge Street, Ringsend Road to finish on Grand Canal Quay. With a strong emphasis on safety, cyclists will be escorted along the route but participants will be responsible for their own safety and remain subject to the Rules of the Rules and all applicable legislation under the Road Traffic Act.

Every year Dublin City Council organises a cycling event as part of National Bike Week. The event promotes cycling in the city and show cases Dublin as a cycle friendly city.

An tArd Meara Críona Ní Dhalaigh & Chief Executive Owen Keegan

An tArd Meara Críona Ní Dhalaigh & Chief Executive Owen Keegan

Please see the full press release here .