There are 35 million daily cyclists in Europe and more than 100 million Europeans that cycle regularly. Yet the European institutions are failing to take cycling seriously as a mode of transport.
The current guidance for designing for cyclists is the 1997 DTO Cycle Manual. It is generally regarded as obsolete and not fit for purpose.
The Dublin Cycling Campaign, together with Cyclist.ie, strongly support the introduction of widespread 30Kp/h zones in the city, particularly in residential streets and in the vicinity of schools.
In 2009 Ghostbikes began to place bikes in Dublin in memory of cyclists who have been killed in Road Traffic Collisions.
Scottish group Spokes obtained funding for research into storing bikes in Edinburgh’s typically small apartments, and produced this useful brochure
The Cycle to Work Scheme is a tax incentive scheme which aims to encourage employees to cycle to and from work.
The following was written for London, but much of it applies to Dublin conditions.
In any case, use your own judgement, be alert and enjoy your bike ride!
Help us do more for cycling in Dublin, please consider getting involved.