Hope of a more active school run across Ireland

Cycling to school in Ireland isn’t safe everywhere but there’s hope and things are changing for the better. Here’s a bit of a roundup…

RTÉ News today covered Limerick Cycle Bus and the retention of Shannon Bridge, as well as cycling to school in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council area of Dublin and Kerry:

In Dublin City Centre, the filtered permeability bollards on Grangegorman Lower are blocking rat running, calming the streets and helping children cycle to school:

This is what around the sane spot used to look like:

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is the councils getting most of the praise:

Here a senior Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council official links to its Active School Travel Initiative:

A new cycle bus is also running in Clontarf:

In north Dublin, in the Fingal area, Malahide’s School Street has returned… other places are due to trial ‘School Zones’ which will not restrict cars as much:

But there’s still a lot of work to do across Dublin and across the country:

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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