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Trinity and UCD study calls for improved cycling infrastructure

June 7, 2017 |

Switching to a cycling commute may have enormous health benefits, but only if an individual can cycle in a safe environment a new study claims.

The behaviour of more than 50,000 commuters in Dublin (as documented … Read More

All Aboard the Self-Driving Bus: Is Full Automation in Public Transport Feasible?

April 3, 2017 |

 As cities expand and the pressure to create environmentally friendly transport systems increase there is a mounting urgency for our urban transport to adapt. But is it changing fast enough? Jonathan Wilkins discusses the potential benefits of automated public transport.

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Getting smarter on cycling in the Capital

March 15, 2017 |

Dublin City Council and Enterprise Ireland have announced €100k of innovation procurement funding to help scale up cycling in the capital.

Four technology companies have been awarded €100k to develop smart technology solutions to help promote the use … Read More

Minister Ross Announces €324 Million for Regional and Local Roads

January 25, 2017 |

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, recently announced details of the €324 million investment programme for 2017 for regional and local roads.

Speaking about the investment, Minister Ross said: “I am announcing the 2017 grant allocations for … Read More

Ministers Host Dialogues on Brexit and Implications for Transport and Tourism

January 25, 2017 |

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D. and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan TD, hosted All-Island Sectoral Dialogues on Monday 23 January 2017 in the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk.

The morning dialogue was themed … Read More

Will planners or passengers design tomorrow’s transport networks?

September 12, 2016 |

To plan for increased populations, greater urbanization and new working practices, mobility policymakers need to learn from and respond to passenger behaviors. Who leads change in the 21st century? In the past, it has come from the top down. Today, … Read More

Government have ‘limited powers’ on cost of car insurance

September 8, 2016 |

Government have ‘limited powers’ on cost of car insurance. Motorists were advised that the Government had “limited” power to influence the cost of motor insurance premiums as they continue to spiral upwards.

Minister of state for financial services, Eoghan Murphy … Read More

ROAD DEATHS IN 2015 ARE SECOND LOWEST IN OVER 50 YEARS

February 24, 2016 |

Ireland is making progress in road safety. Countless lives have been saved through widespread changes in driver behaviour. Figures show that 165 people lost their lives in 2015, compared to 193 in 2014, the second lowest number of road deaths since records began … Read More

Pedestrian ‘Fast Track’ Could be Solution to Shopping Congestion

November 5, 2015 |

By far the most annoying thing about Christmas shopping is the other Christmas shoppers. Carrying all those bulky shopping bags and trying to remember who else you need to buy for is hastle enough without having to face everyone else … Read More

7 Month RSA/Garda Síochána Road Safety Review for 2015 Published

August 19, 2015 |

An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority have published their initial review of fatalities on Irish roads for the first seven months of this year. The review shows a noticeable improvement from last year’s statistics, but still an alarming … Read More

RSA Proposes “Alco-locks” to Combat Repeat Drink Drivers

May 8, 2015 |

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) are currently considering a technological solution to the problem of persistent, repeat offence drink driving. The “alco-lock” is a breathalyser device attached to the dashboard of a car which prevents the engine from starting unless … Read More

SOUTHEAST RECONNECTS WITH LONDON

April 1, 2015 |

Flights on the Waterford-London Luton route are set to resume at the end of this month, with Belgian-based VLM Airlines to fly 12 times a week in each direction. Services to London will consist of twice-daily Monday-Friday flights, as … Read More

Minister for Transport to introduce new speed limits

March 19, 2015 |

Transport Minister Pascal Donohoe is to announce new guidelines today that will affect speed limits in rural areas and housing estates. The new changes will see new signage on country roads and within housing estates in the next two years.

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Staying Alive at 1.5 – Cycle Safety Awareness

March 11, 2015 |

Donegal County Council and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group cycling safety campaign aims to:

  • To display the safe overtaking of cyclists “Staying Alive 1.5” logo on Donegal County Council vehicles with the central message of allowing 1.5 meters … Read More

Hughes Bridge Project

February 4, 2015 |

Contracts Signed for widening works on Hughes Bridge in Sligo Town Contracts were signed earlier this week by Sligo County Council and L&M Keating Ltd to commence works at Hughes Bridge for the N4 Traffic Improvement Scheme. This project is … Read More

Taxi Regulation in Ireland: To Regulate or Deregulate?

February 4, 2015 |

In 2010, following a decade of free competition in the taxi market, the government announced an indefinite prohibition on the issue of new taxi and hackney licences. This meant that entry to the market was restricted and this was largely … Read More

N5 Ballaghaderreen Bypass Opens

September 16, 2014 |

BACKGROUND TO THE PROJECT

A bypass of Ballaghaderreen has been under consideration for over twenty years and has been included as an objective of Roscommon County Council in the Roscommon County Development Plans and the associated Ballaghaderreen Town Development … Read More

High Density Bicycle Parking: Time To Follow European Examples?

September 16, 2014 |

As highlighted in our last edition, more and more people are beginning to choose their bicycle as their preferred mode of transportation around the country’s towns and cities. The immediate health benefits for cyclists are obvious, as well as the … Read More

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY: Dublin City Council

September 16, 2014 | 2

It’s safe to say that traffic jams are the bane of every motorist’s life. Everybody can identify with the feeling of being stuck in a vehicle on the road, in a line of traffic that doesn’t appear to be going … Read More

New Pier in Doolin given go ahead by Clare County Council

April 23, 2014 |

Clare County Council yesterday signed off on a brand new €6 milion pier in Doolin. The pier has been met with some opposition since it was given the go ahead last year. Surfers in the area have objected to the … Read More