Dear <<First Name>>,
As we wish a happy return to classes for all students, we are back in action as well and this month we will be sharing different experiences and lessons learned at Velo-city Dublin in June. If you missed it and want to know what the fuss was all about, or if you were there and want to share your experience, come to the Central Hotel on Monday 9th from 6.30pm.
And for those who are (financially) supporting members (thank you!!!) of the campaign, we hope to see you at our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 21st of September at Tailor's Hall from 1pm. If you are not a member yet and want to helps us keep growing, you can join us here.
Dublin Cycling Campaign
Reports from Velo-city Dublin
Everyone is very welcome to Monday's free public meeting in the Central Hotel
with coffee served from 6:30pm to kick off at 7pm.
Discover the highlights and observations from a dozen different delegates who attended Velo-city Dublin 2019. Together they will somehow defy the laws of physics to compress and distil 90 hours of talks, presentations, workshops and events from this year's global cycling summit, down to 90 minutes! Come along just to see what happens if anyone goes over their allotted 5 minutes ;)
Dublin Cycling Campaign together with Cyclist.ie
, the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, has made a pre-budget submission, asking for 10% of the transport budget to be allocated to cycling.
We estimate that spending on cycling currently amounts to less than 2% of Transport capital spending. This year climate change has moved centre stage with the publication in March of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action (JOCCA) final report, the declaration in May of a Climate Emergency, and the publication in June of the government’s Climate Action Plan, all of which recommended that 10% of the Transport Budget should be spent on cycling.
The pre-budget submission calls on the Government to follow its own agreed recommendation and invest a minimum 10% of the capital budget for land transport in Cycling, with immediate effect in Budget 2020. Read more here.
Dutch Cycling Study Tour
Cian Ginty of irishcycle.com is once again organising a fantastic 3-day study tour of Dutch cycling infrastructure and policy in October. Full details are here, but essentially it takes place from the 9th to the 12th of October next.
This is the fourth Dutch tour that Cian has organised, and, if you want to improve your knowledge of cycling design and policy, and get some good ideas to put into practice we highly recommend the tour.
Bicycle Insurance Offer for DCC Members
Dublin Cycling Campaign and Cyclist.ie have teamed up with Bikmo
to offer members exclusive discounted rates on award winning insurance for your bikes and kit.
A Bikmo policy protects your bike(s) + kit from €5.25 per month
• Including theft + accidental damage cover
• 30 day worldwide cover for your travels
• Cover for events and competitions
• Friends and family
• Up to 50% multi-bike saving
• €250 minimum for your clothing + kit
Bikmo is trusted by thousands of cyclists and clubs in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria. They have an excellent reputation and have been awarded ‘Gold Trusted Service Award’ by Feefo for 2019 from their high customer ratings. Their policy is underwritten by UK General, so claims are processed fairly and swiftly, with over 97% of all claims being approved.
To get the exclusive cycling campaign rates go to Bikmo bikmo.ie/?ref=DCC
Dublin City's Latest Speed Limit Review
Dublin City Council are seeking your views on the final three phases of the citywide introduction of 30 km/h speed limits in residential areas, and naturally enough we in Dublin Cycling Campaign want to encourage you to have your say! You can check out the details online here
, and complete the online survey, but you can also send an email with any comments to email@example.com
. So get writing before the final submission date of Sunday 22nd September next.
You will see on the consultation page that our sister organisation Love30
is referenced, which we are delighted to see.
Love30 have been campaigning for blanket 30 km/h speed limits in urban areas throughout the country. In this latest round of consultation in Dublin City you will note the roads where speed has not been reduced, and some roads are still proposed to retain a 60 km/h speed limit. We are unhappy with this and would urge you to take a look yourself and make your feelings known. We will be posting on our website
soon our own detailed views, so keep an eye open, and feel free to 'cog' our ideas.
In the meantime please make your submission and/or survey
! Go to it!
Join Us! Become a Member – or Even Better an Active Member!
The Dublin Cycling Campaign is a completely voluntary group working on behalf of all cyclists in Dublin. The more members we have, the quicker we can transform the city and culture for the better. Join today! As a member you will receive a Cycling Rewards Card that gives you discounts at over 40 cyclist friendly businesses.
We have an email list where we occasionally send out requests for help with specific jobs or events. If you would like to be added to the list please fill in our Volunteer Form.
Being on the list is not an obligation to do work, but you might see something you would like to help out with.