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Dear <<First Name>>,

March is here and preparations for the St Patrick's Day Parade are in full swing. This week the winners of the Joyce-Cycle Poetry competition have been announced. The winning poems will be published online and printed on postcards and bookmarks, which will be given out to public viewers during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019. If you are not able to join this parade, fear not and save the date for June 26th, as a massive Summer Cycle Parade will take place in this fair city as part of the Velo-city Conference (see more info below). 

You can hear more about the Joyce-Cycle on our Next Public Meeting on Monday 11th, where our main topic will actually be the BusConnects Project, which proposes to build 230km of bus lanes and 200km of segregated cycle track on 16 key routes into the city. We cannot emphasise enough the importance of speaking up and lobbying for the best possible infrastructure to be implemented. 

If you can't make it, but would like to stay informed via email, you can subscribe to our special newsletter and select the routes that mostly affect you. We look forward to seeing you next Monday, and to Making a Difference for Cycling in Dublin into the future!

Last but not least, we're sending a special bell ring and cheer to all the women rocking the world on and off the saddle on this International Women's Day, and every day.

Happy Cycling!  
Dublin Cycling Campaign

BusConnects Core Bus Corridors Explained

Monday, March 11, 2019
Central Hotel, Dublin @ 7pm


All cyclists need to understand the implications of the BusConnects core bus corridor project.

To learn more about it, to have your say, and to make a difference, come along on Monday night next 11th March to the Central Hotel, and discover what you can do, and what are the main issues, to ensure that, as cyclists in Dublin, we get the infrastructure we need and deserve! We will be presenting an in-depth report on how YOU, as a cyclist, can make a difference! In the meantime, for further background on the BusConnects project check out our reports on each route or the official BusConnects Core Bus Corridor website.

Everything you need to know about the Climate Strike on 15th March

Greta Thunberg, the 16 year-old Swedish climate activist, whose lone weekly climate strike has become a global movement, has called on everyone to join a global climate strike on Friday 15th March. The protests are being led by students striking from school to call for #ClimateActionNow to meet the temperature goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Read on to see what's happening in Ireland and how you can support.

Irish Pedestrian Network

The Irish Pedestrian Network held its inaugural meeting on 26 February. It adopted the "Hierarchy of Street Users" as a working principle on which to proceed. It agreed that we are all pedestrians in one way or another and that the Irish Pedestrian Network will work to represent everyone’s needs in an inclusive and ambitious way and to deliver a public realm that is accessible, walkable and supportive of our own and the planet’s health. Also, that a public space that is not suitable for the most vulnerable among us is not a public space at all.

Volunteers for the Committee and for sub-groups were sought.

A website and social media platforms will be set up shortly.  If you need more information or would like to volunteer, please email mforsythe@eircom.net

Massive, Free, Family-Friendly Summer Cycle Parade

Wednesday afternoon, June 26th, 2019

Join hundreds and hundreds of other families and people of all ages and abilities for the highlight of National Bike Week - the Velo-city Cycle Parade, organised by Dublin City Council.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to be sure of getting the latest news on this as it comes available

More info will be posted here as it comes available at dublincycling.com/vc/cycle

Cycle Safety Talk at Dropbox

The latest tech company to invite Dublin Cycling Campaign and Cyclist.ie to give a lunchtime lecture on cycling safety was Dropbox.

Dr. Mike McKillen and Dr. Damien Ó Tuama were delighted to accept the invitation to cycle over to their very swanky offices on Hatch Street and spend an hour updating employees on what is happening in cycling in Dublin - and setting out the Campaign’s vision for cycling in the city. What was of most interest to their employees though was the subject of common cycle collision types on Irish urban roads, and how to avoid them.

If you are working in a company with a lot of employees who cycle (or indeed who might potentially cycle) and would like to invite in some experienced cycling advocates to address an audience on topics such as the above (say in a lunchtime session), we would be delighted to hear from you. In return, we do ask companies to make a donation and/or plug us into their Corporate Social Responsibility programmes so as to support the work we do on behalf of Dublin’s cyclists. The greater the human and financial resources we have in the Campaign, the bigger the impact we can make.

Looking for WarmShowers hosts for Velo-city delegates

WarmShowers.org is like AirBnB for cyclists except that it is completely free. What initially started as a US idea has now spread around the globe. During a recent long-distance cycle tour from Canada to Panama, Michelle (Campaign member) stayed with 37 different hosts. In some houses she was offered her own bedroom, dinner and a beer. In others she was offered a place to pitch her tent and a clothes line to hang washing. What was always guaranteed was kindness. 

Some delegates from NGO and advocacy groups have been in touch with the Campaign saying that the cost of accommodation in Dublin is potentially preventing them from travelling to the Velo-city conference (June 25-28). We are reaching out to Dublin-based members to log onto https://www.warmshowers.org/and create a profile for the duration of the conference. Let’s offer delegates a real Irish welcome.

For more information contact Michelle on 086 850 3862 and check out this intro video.

 

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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. 

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