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dlr Launch Cycle Parking standards for Development

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Date 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council recently adopted new cycle parking standards for the County, the first of its kind in Ireland. The purpose of this document titled, Standards for Cycle Parking and Associated Cycling Facilities for New Developments, is to update existing guidance on the provision of cycle parking and cycling welfare facilities as part of the planning process for various land uses and in the public realm. It also gives details of the preferred type of cycle parking stands and the amount of showers and lockers required in workplaces to encourage more cycling.

According to Cllr Shay Brennan, the Council Cycle Champion and Chair of the Cycle Forum,

‘I welcome the introduction of these Cycle Parking standards. Requiring the provision of good quality cycling facilities at homes, schools and workplaces as part of the planning process can help support the development of cycling as a practical transport choice and will result in more people cycling’.

Cycling Officer Gerry Flaherty also added, ‘Data from the 2016 Census shows that the mode share for cyclists as a percentage of all travel modes  in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has risen from 5.4% in 2011 to 6.6% in 2016 for work and education trips, the second highest of all Local Authorities in Ireland. With cycling number growing year on year on the main routes in the County, these new standards will help continue this trend by focusing on the needs of cyclists at an early stage in the planning process and not as an afterthought.

Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council actively promotes cycling as a safe healthy travel mode and is currently developing a number of cycling infrastructure schemes in the County including the Wyattville Road Improvement scheme, Sandyford Cycle Route  and Stillorgan Road cycle improvements.  A County Wide Cycle Map and route leaflets are available to help cyclists plan their routes when cycling in the County and can be found here;

  http://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/travel-transport/traffic-management/cycling

Further information on Cycling in the Council can be obtained by e-mail at cycling@dlrcoco.ie

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Further Information:

Press Queries / commsoffice@dlrcoco.ie / (01) 204 7090

Cycling Queries /  cycling@dlrcoco.ie  / (01) 2047945  

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