Cycle paths to form part of labour intensive recovery plan?

Could building cycle paths help unemployment and economic recovery? Rory O’Donnell, director of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), talked to Bloomberg Television yesterday on public construction projects which could help recovery and he highlighted cycleways as “relatively small scale, but labour intensive projects” which could be identified and built fairly quickly.

O’Donnell said that these type of projects create “real value” — he could mean return from tourism, as well as transport and health.

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Good example of cycling friendly traffic calming in Dublin?

Some traffic calming from Dublin City Council which seems cycling friendly — anybody use it? Any feedback? It’s on the edge of the 30km/h zone at the top of King’s Inns Street, between DIT Bolton Street and a secondary school.

UPDATE: Some discussion on this on here… Should it have included changing the street to contra-flow for cyclists?

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Call for database to help return stolen bicycles to owners

Vandalised and partly stolen bicycles in Dublin’s Docklands

Cycling campaigners want a bicycle database rolled out nationally to aid gardai in returning recovered stolen bikes to owners.

A localised bicycle registration scheme at the Bridewell garda station in central Dublin was extended in recent weeks to Donnybrook station, but while campaigners call the schemes “commendable” they are eager to see it expanded.

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