Dublin enters the European Cycle Challenge!

Posted 22 Apr 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

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Dublin is really excited to be part of Europe’s City wide cycle challenge, European Cycle Challenge #ECC2016. The #ECC2016 is a competition that tracks individual cycle usage in Cities across Europe and challenges Cities to clock up the highest amount of milage during the month of May 2016.

The #ECC2016 shares our objective of encouraging cycling as a healthy every day means of travel.

The Challenge is free to join. To register simply go to www.cyclingchallenge.eu, or download the free App Cycling365 to your smartphone where you can register from there. Cycling365 will also track your bike journeys during the challenge. The #ECC2016 is live for the month of May 2016, you can register at any point until the end of May 2016 however in order to compete and position ourselves strongly we are asking cyclists to sign up well in advance of of May 1st.

The completion is open to all and you can assign yourself to a group or indeed create your own group, all details are instructions can be found here. ‘Your City Needs You’ is the message being used across Europe. And we need your help in getting the message out as soon as, and as widely as, possible so please encourage colleagues and friends to sign up.

The challenge will also provide data that can help us discover more about how people cycle in Dublin, so the more that participate the better pitcure we will get on cycling in Dublin City with hopefully some great stats on cycle numbers and cycle routes.

This is the first time Dublin will be in the competition so we are hoping to have great success! You can log your cycle distances via a smart phone app or my logging your times manually via the website  www.cyclingchallenge.eu.

There are 48 European Cities involved This is a great opportunity to have fun putting Dublin on the European cycling stage during the month of May. The European Cycling Challenge – #ECC2016 is a challenge among European cities: The City that “rides” the longest distance wins!

The will be a number of prizes and events throught the duration of the cometition. The Dublin Cycling Campaign are organising a kick off cycle; meeting at Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2 at 11.00am on the 1st May. Please go to www.dublincycling.ie for all details.

Got an idea on how to improve cycling in Dublin?

Posted 18 Apr 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

2 weeks to submit your Smart Dublin Cycle proposals

Calling all entrepreneurs, start-ups, technology providers, software and product developers. 

Have you got a technology or data solution to scale up cycling in Dublin?

Supporting presentations and data to help inform better solutions is available on Dublinked.

Challenge is open until May 3rd

Apply NOW to access up to €100,000 seed fund to bring your cycle idea to prototype

 

SBIR Cycle Challenge

NOTE: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition is run in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland to encourage the public procurement of research and development on new innovative solutions before they are commercially available. It involves different suppliers competing through different phases of development, while the risks and benefits are shared between the procurers and the suppliers under market conditions. Developments are 100% funded and focused on specific identified needs, increasing the chance of exploitation.

 

Saint Patrick’s Parade Pedalling!

Posted 23 Mar 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell
Dublin Cycling Campaign Banner

Getting Ready for Take Off

Choreography outside te GPOChoreography outside the GPO

Saint Patrick's Day 2016 Dublin Cycling Campaign Banner

Saint Patrick’s Day 2016 Dublin Cycling Campaign Banner

Cargo Bikes

Cargo Bikes

The Dublin Cycling Campaign participation in the Saint Patrick’s Parade 2016 was a great success. It was fantastic to see such a mix; families, adults, children, all cycling bicycles of all sizes and shapes! Dublin City Council was delighted to sponsor the event and a big thank you and well done to all involved. Cycling in the City was represented very well!

Please see some videos from the day here and here. More photographs can be found on the Dublin Cycling Campaign’s flickr account.

La Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh

Posted 16 Mar 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Saint Patrick's Day FestivalDublin City Council will be sponsoring the Dublin Cycling Campaign in the Dublin City Centre Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2016 under the theme of ‘Imagine If’. It’s all about the future and imagining what is possible for cycling in Dublin. Photographs will follow.

Wishing all a safe and enjoyable Saint Patrick’s Day and please note the Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes restrictions over the festivities listed here.

Coca-Cola Zero dublinkbike Saint Patrick’s Day Restrictions

Posted 11 Mar 2016 to Events» News by Sarah Scannell

Saint Patrick's Day Festival

Impact on Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes stations during the St. Patrick’s Festival 2016 (Wed 16th – Sun 20th March)

To facilitate the Saint Patrick’s Festival, several Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes stations will be closed or service will be restricted for periods between Wednesday 16th and Monday 21st March.

The stations affected, dates and times are shown below:

STATION:                                 CLOSED FROM:           RE-OPENS:

(30) Parnell Sq N.                      15:00 Wed 16th              17:00 Thurs 17th

(6) Christchurch Pl.                    15:00 Wed 16th              17:00 Thurs 17th

(102) Western Way                    15:00 Wed 16th              17:00 Thurs 17th

(10) Dame Street                       15:00 Wed 16th              17:00 Thurs 17th

(33) Princes Street                     15:00 Wed 16th              17:00 Thurs 17th

(11) Earlsfort Terrace                 00:30 Thurs 17th                  05:00 Sat 19th

(23) Custom House                    00:30 Wed 16th              09:00 Mon 21st

(26) Merrion Sq. West                17:00 Sat 19th                05:00 Mon 21st

Please note the times quoted above are approximate and subject to change.

Due to related traffic restrictions there may be some further impact on the Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes service as a result of the festivities.

Please keep an eye on www.dublinbikes.ie for updates

Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes

SBIR Presentation – 14th March 2016, 8.00pm

Posted 10 Mar 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell
SBIR Cycle Challenge

SBIR Cycle Challenge

Following on from the ‘Smart Dublin and Enterprise Ireland launch €100k Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge’ blog post on the 8th of March; Jamie Cudden from Smart Cities is giving a presentation on Smart Dublin and the ‘Cycle Challenge’  at the Dublin Cycling Campaign Meeting on the 14th of March in the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 at 8pm.

For anyone who may have an idea around the ‘Cycle Challenge’ this is a good forum to learn more about the challenge, the application process and what is involved.

For further details please see the Dublin Cycling Campaign Website.

Adandoned Bicycle Tag

Posted 1 Mar 2016 to Events by Sarah Scannell
George's Quay outside Tara Street Station

George’s Quay outside Tara Street Station

Abandoned Bicycles

The demand for on-street cycle parking within Dublin City centre is growing as the number of cyclists increase. Abandoned bicycles take up valuable space that cyclists could otherwise be using. They are unsightly and can at time pose a hazard to other pedestrians and cyclists.

To tackle this issue Dublin City Council is has develpoed Abandoned Bicycle Policy and implmented  the use of Abandoned Bicycle Tags. These tags will be placed on bicycles that, by their condition, appear as abandoned. Flat tyres on both front and back wheels, buckled or missing wheels, damaged frames or heavily rusted chains and sprockets will be taken as indications that the bicycle has been abandoned.

Once a City Council Official has identified the bike as abandoned the following procedure will ensue:

  • Bicycle Indentified – Two weeks monitoring

If no change

  • Bicycle deemed Abandoned and Tagged – Two weeks for owner to remove the tag or bicycle

If no change

  • Bicycle Removed – Bicycles in reasonable condition will be stored in a City Council storage facility

If no change

  • If not claimed after 4 weeks the bicycle will be recycled, disposed of or donated depending on its condition

 

The removal of abandoned bicycles will be managed on an area basis by the Public Domain Enforcement Officers with the assistance of the Traffic and Waste Management Sections. Council Officials will exercise caution when determining whether a bike is abandoned or not. Before a bicycle is removed a photographic record of the condition of the bicycle will be taken.  The lock(s) will then be cut and the bicycle removed.

Please see infographic on the Abandoned Bicycle Process

Monumental Motion – A Cycling Life in the Capital of Denmark

Posted 14 Jun 2012 to Events by Sarah Scannell

As part of Bike Week, Dublin City Council and the Danish Embassy will host an exhibition of the work of renowned Danish photographer and urban mobility expert Mikael Colville-Andersen. The exhibition, titled “Monumental Motion -A Cycling Life in the Capital of Denmark“, comes to Gallery No 1, Castle Street, Dublin 2, on Thursday 21st June, having toured Europe after premiering in Ljubljana, Slovenia in September 2011. The exhibition will be launched by the Lord Mayor Andrew Montague  and will be on display for one week.

The title of the exhibition highlights the fact that one of Denmark’s greatest monuments is their bicycle culture and the vast network of bicycle infrastructure that has been erected as living legacy of sustainable living. Each and every day in Copenhagen, hundreds of thousands of citizens go about their daily lives on bicycles. Each of them everchanging bricks in a vibrant, architectural structure of human-powered movement. Wind turbines are a poignant symbol of modern Danish society but the constant mass motion of their cycling citizens is organic, dynamic and, perhaps, the greatest monument Denmark has ever erected.

In this unique photo exhibition, Mikael Colville-Andersen highlights 50 photographs that define a cycling life in The City of Cyclists. For over 4 years he has documented bicycle culture in the Danish capital and, surprisingly, he is the first person to do so in such great detail in 125 years of the bicycle. The result is 50 photographs – chosen out of over 10,000 – that tell a story of how the bicycle plays an integral role in Copenhagen life.

 

Countdown to Bike to Work 2012 Event…

Posted 13 Jun 2012 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Bike to Work 2012 is live and counting down to the big event on Wednesday 20th June where people working throughout the city are encouraged to take part in the leisurely lunchtime bike ride. Register here today and be in with a chance to win an iPad 3. There is a goodie bag for the first 500 people who register! Huge thanks to our brand ambassadors Claire Solan and Aidan Power for helping out this week, our media partners 98FM, Morgan Model Agency, Alan Holmes for capturing the action on video and Dublinbikes for officially launching the 2012 event. Check out the launch video and pictures below:

Are You Dublin’s Best Dressed Cyclist?

Posted 13 Jun 2012 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Think you are Dublin’s best dressed cyclist? Why not prove it? Simply register to take part in the Bike to Work 2012 Lunchtime Bike Ride event here and not only get a goody bag full of amazing bits & pieces (first 500 to register & attend event get bag) but be in with a chance to win a One4All Gift Card for being Dublin’s Best Dressed Cyclist. One4All Gift Cards being awarded on the day include: Best dressed female, Best dressed male & Best Dressed Bike. The Odeon Cinema in the Point Village are offering cinema tickets to the largest team/group who register and take part on the day. Register today & prove how stylish you are!