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;
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