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dlr provides cycle parking for primary schools

Date 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Location 
dlr County
Intro Text 

Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce that funding is being made available to provide cycle parking stands for schools. Primary schools in the county are required to apply to dlr and outline what they are doing to promote cycling on the journey to and from school. A review will be made on all applications and the cycle parking will supplied to the successful schools. All primary schools in the County have been notified of the initiative.

In addition this, we are also also rolling out cycle parking around the County, with funding support from the National Transport Authority, and is continuing to support the provision of cycle training to 5th and 6th classes in schools with over 1200 pupils trained in 2018.

An Cathaoirleach Cllr Ossian Smyth stated,

I welcome the support from the Council to supply cycle parking to schools and I hope this will encourage more children, over time, to cycle to school. I am also delighted to see so many schools in the County taking part in Cycle Right, the national cycle training standard, and I hope that more schools will take part in 2019.

 

 

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. In addition, a stationless bike scheme will be introduced in 2019.  A County Cycle Map and route leaflets are available to help cyclists plan their routes when cycling in the County and can be found here

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

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