Coca-Cola Zero, the National Transport Authority and the four city councils of Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway have come together to celebrate the many thousands of persons who choose to cycle in our cities, especially for commuting to work or education. The events will take place on Thursday September 22nd 2016, which is celebrated across European Cities as “In Town Without My Car” (or “Car Free”) day.
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.
She said: “I understand that Limerick City and County Council has committed to expanding the Coca Cola Zero bike scheme in Limerick. I feel that adding locations at or near to these places would encourage students to travel in and out of Limerick City on a regular basis at a low cost.”
From May 1st to 31st Limerick will be competing against over 40 European Cities, the city that cycles the most wins!!! – calculated as total amount of km / number of inhabitants & participants
Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan told the Limerick Leader that this was a specific operation under Operation Thor, and since their discovery a man has been arrested and released without charge, pending further investigations.
The Great Southern Trail, once the route of the Limerick – Tralee railway, is now open to walkers and cyclists for a 40km stretch from Rathkeale to the Kerry border beyond Abbeyfeale. Teams from West Limerick have been working tirelessly for years to open this route, and much still remains to be done to restore the full length of the old railway.
More news (press clippings) below …
The Scheme is located on the R526 Regional Road between Limerick and Patrickswell, Co. Limerick. This section of the R526 was formerly the N20 National Primary Road but was bypassed by the construction of the M20 Motorway. Since being bypassed, the nature of traffic flows on the subject road has changed significantly and is now dominated by traffic movements between Patrickswell, and its surrounding areas, and the southern side of Limerick City. This change also included a significant increase in the number of commuter and recreational cyclists. Prior to the Scheme’s construction, there were no dedicated facilities for cyclists between Patrickswell and the Raheen Roundabout. Read the rest of this entry »