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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council - Cycling for all

 

Our Vision is to cultivate a cycling culture, through the implementation of appropriate infrastructure and promotional measures, which positively encourages all members of the community to cycle at all life stages and abilities as a mode of sustainable transport that delivers environmental, health and economic benefits to both the individual and the community.
 
 
To help meet the target set in Ireland’s first National Cycle Policy Framework launched in April 2009 that 10% of all journeys will be by bike by 2020, the Council intend to do the following:
 
  • Improve cycling conditions on primar y cycle routes in the County as per the County Cycle Network;
  • Develop new cycle route/ greenways through parks and open spaces;
  • Improve connectivity/permeability from cycle routes to key destinations
  • Provide 30kph zones within residential areas and other suitable locations;
  • Provide new secure cycle parking;
  • Continue cycle training in schools;
  • Ensure that cycling is a key element of all development; and
  • Monitor trends in cycle number using cycle counter data.
 
The Council Cycling Policy outlines the various objectives and actions to be carried out in line with the 19 specific objectives in the National Cycle Policy Framework .
 

 

Cycling Map and leaflets

Cycling is an ideal way to discover Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. There are about 250km off on-road and off-road cycle routes in the County with low traffic routes along the scenic Dublin Bay coastline and excellent biking routes on Dublin Mountains. A double sided County Cycle Network Map was launched in 2014 and is available in both paper (foldable map) and as a pdf. The map shows:

  • Primary direct cycle routes alongside heavy traffic (existing and proposed);
  • Traffic-free cycle routes/Greenway, including routes through parks;
  • Routes on quieter low traffic roads, mainly residential, suitable for cyclists who prefer to avoid main roads; and
  • Locations of cycle parking and bike shops.

 

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