I don’t know about you, but in my office over the last week or two, there has been loads of discussion amongst my colleagues about the worsening traffic congestion in Dublin. In fact, they seem to find some kind of comfort over the bonding exercise of sharing their horrific commute times war stories.
The inaugural Great Dublin Bike Ride takes place on Sunday 13th September 2015 at 8.00am. The ride has both 60km and 100km routes that both start and end in Smithfield.
I’m not taking part in the ride myself, but I am volunteering on the day. Along with all the other volunteers, race marshals from Cycling Ireland, Gardai, and security people there will be a cast of thousands (okay, maybe hundreds) working to help the ride take place safely and successfully.
Dublin City Council are currently consulting on plans to make the city centre a more healthy and pleasant place to shop and work.
They want to make the city more appealing to shoppers, workers and tourists through the introduction of more pedestrianised streets, and the removal of multi-lane roads choked with fast-moving traffic.