November 15, 2015
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 …
October 15, 2015
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 »
September 30, 2015
LIMERICK City and County Council has announced the design of new cycle lanes which will connect two colleges to the city centre.
The new lanes will join both Mary Immaculate College at the South Circular Road, and the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) to the city centre. Read article (Limerick Leader)
September 8, 2015
Limerick City people are more likely to prefer to walk to work, school, or college than residents in other parts of the country, according to a new report.
Up to 25%, on leaving home in the morning, opt to walk, compared to a national average of 15%.
Read article (Irish Examiner)
March 5, 2015
Local authorities should make no apologies to motorists for improving cycling infrastructure in city centres, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday.
Mr Coveney made the remarks at the official launch of the Cork bike share scheme at City Hall yesterday, where he was asked about the complaints Cork motorists have made regarding the new cycle paths in the city, particularly along Washington St.
“We’re prioritising bikes in the city,” said Mr Coveney. Read article.
November 11, 2014
11th November 2014 – The National Transport Authority has today announced further details for the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes regional scheme which will go live over the coming weeks. Galway will launch on Monday 24th November, followed by Limerick on 8th December and Cork on 18th December.
The National Transport Authority is also calling on the people of Galway, Limerick and Cork to pre-register now on so that the bikes can be availed of as soon as they are live on the streets. Read the rest of this entry »