Elaine Byrne: Taking shortcuts is not the way to win support for a cycling culture
The Sandymount cycle lane controversy suggests we should be more ambitious and look to cities such as Amsterdam to see how it won hearts and minds for a new vision of ‘living streets’
Recently, Dublin City Council’s decision to install a cycle path on Strand Road in Sandymount was halted when the High Court upheld a legal challenge against the project.
In the opening paragraphs of his judgment, Mr Justice Charles Meenan said the court was “not concerned with policy matters, such as the appropriateness or otherwise of the aims and objectives of the transport policy of the city council”. Instead, the purpose of the judgment...
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McGrath: N/M20 road project ‘critical’ for Cork and Limerick to challenge Dublin dominance
Eamon Ryan, the Minister for Transport, has declined to give a guarantee that the road will be built
‘Staff shortages and planning delays could put brakes on cycling infrastructure targets in NDP’
Campaigners say it has been 10 months since the Minister for Transport announced 248 new staff in local authorities to help deliver walking and cycling paths ‘but we haven't even seen these new posts advertised yet’
John Walsh: Going electric comes with potential pitfalls as well as benefits
Sales of electric cars continue to rise and rise, but it’s time to start planning now for the threats of increased congestion and reduced revenue
Council to use numberplate recognition amid concern over trucks taking toll-free detour
Up to 600 trucks a day are passing through the heritage town of Abbeyleix, most likely to avoid paying tolls on the M8