Persistence of student sees cycle lanes reinstated at Cork Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on September 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Cork Institute of Technology’s segregated cycle lanes will be reinstated thanks to the persistence of a student. Previously, the cyle lanes leading into the CIT campus were segregated but part of the raised kerb, which separated the lanes from the road, was then lowered, meaning cars could get inside the lanes and use them for parking …” (more)

[Áine Kenny, EchoLive, 16 September]

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Trinity College Dublin installs first disabled bicycle parking facilities

Posted in Governance and administration on June 25th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin has installed disabled bicycle parking facilities, the first college in Ireland to do so. The spaces, which allow for wider, hand-operated tricycles, as well as regular bikes, are clearly signposted, step-free and located next to a ramp. Trinity College’s director of disability services, Declan Treanor, welcomed anyone with a disability to park their bike in the spot, even if the university is not their destination …” (more)

[Ellen O’Riordan, Irish Times, 24 June]

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University College Cork needs to invest in cycling – says Green Party branch

Posted in Governance and administration on October 7th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Members of the UCC branch of the Green Party have called on University College Cork to prioritise cycling infrastructure as part of its recently announced €350 million investment plan …” (more)

[Mary Bermingham, TheCork.ie, 6 October]

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NTA says planned expansion will improve uptake of Galway public bike scheme

Posted in Governance and administration on August 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The National Transport Authority has admitted that a lack of docking stations is to blame for the poor uptake of the Galway City Public Bike Scheme. It’s singling out the lack of a station at NUI Galway as a particular factor in Galway’s poor performance when compared to other cities nationwide …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 26 August]

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Limerick’s third level colleges ‘should have public bike scheme’

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“New docking points for Limerick’s public bike scheme should be introduced at UL, LIT and the Crescent Shopping Centre. That’s the view of Senator Maria Byrne, who says that although 215 bicycles are available across the city at 23 different locations more are needed …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 19 August]

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DIT Grangegorman faces a car-free future

Posted in Governance and administration on September 7th, 2014 by steve

“I went round the new campus for Dublin Institute of Technology at Grangegorman last Thursday. It is stunning, with great views of the Dublin mountains, masses of open space and sympathetic restoration of the grand old buildings of the original hospital …” (more)

[Independent, 7 September]

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‘Intelligent’ bike-sharing scheme begins at NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on September 11th, 2013 by steve

“Smart staff and students are adapting to ‘intelligent’ bikes within NUI Galway (NUIG) this week as the university initiates the first cycle-sharing scheme outside of Dublin …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 11 September]

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Cork Bike Scheme in place for next summer

Posted in Governance and administration on August 21st, 2013 by steve

“… The proposed locations of the docking stations in Cork would be largely confined to the city centre island, running from Kent Station in the east as far as Gaol Cross near UCC in the west …” (more)

[Alan Healy, Evening Echo, 19 August]

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Graphed: Irish students hopping from bicycles to cars

Posted in Life on December 16th, 2012 by steve

“Last week the Central Statistics Office released its report on commuting habits of the nation and the good news is cycling is up overall, but the section on student travel is depressing reading …” (more)

[Cycling in Dublin, 16 December]

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UCC to make free bicycles available to staff

Posted in Governance and administration on August 23rd, 2011 by steve

“University College Cork is attempting to reduce its carbon footprint by making free bicycles available to staff for short journeys around the campus and Cork city. The initiative will reduce reliance on car and taxi journeys and improve efficiency through reduced travel times, the university says …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 23 August]

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Stress-free Travel for UCC Staff

Posted in Governance and administration on August 19th, 2011 by steve

“UCC will provide free bicycles to facilitate staff to make short journeys around the campus and Cork city in a new scheme launched recently by Alan Kelly TD, the Minister of State with responsibility for Public and Commuter Transport. The initiative will reduce reliance on car and taxi journeys and improve efficiency through reduced travel times …” (more)

[University College Cork News, 18 August]

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Bikes and cars

Posted in Life on April 12th, 2011 by steve

“I work at a university, and I drive to work. Accordingly, there is plenty of opportunity to observe bicycle-car interactions at their most crazy. The Age had the following report today which doesn’t surprise me at all …” (more)

[Skepticlawyer, 12 April]

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