Trains now more cycle friendly, says Cuffe

Bikes now allowed on off-peak Darts and commuter trains

Minister of State for Sustainable Transport Ciarán Cuffe has welcomed the decision by Irish Rail to permit the carriage of bicycles of off peak Darts and commuter trains. Irish rail will also introduce an online booking system for transporting bikes on Intercity trains.  Continue reading “Trains now more cycle friendly, says Cuffe”

Luas extension will provide city centre rail access for thousands more commuters

26,000 more residents now within 15 minutes walk of new Luas line

Speaking ahead of the extension of the Green Line Luas to Cherrywood tomorrow, Minister of State for Sustainable Transport Ciarán Cuffe said the development will bring 26,000 more commuters within 15 minutes walk of a Luas line. Minister of State Cuffe said: “Bringing the Luas out to Cherrywood will provide a valuable link to the city centre for thousands of commuters and communities in south Dublin. Over 26,000 more residents will now be within 15 minutes walk from a fixed rail connection to the heart of city.” Continue reading “Luas extension will provide city centre rail access for thousands more commuters”

New rail line will ease congestion and offer a greener alternative to commuters

Minister for Sustainable Transport Ciaran Cuffe has welcomed the opening of a new section of rail line at Dunboyne, Co. Meath, connecting commuters to Dublin city centre, for the first time in over 60 years

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Get Limerick Moving

Get Limerick Moving campaign was formed on the 23rd August 2010, after attending a Limerick City Council meeting where councillors postponed a decision on a bus lane for Ballinacurra/O’Connell Avenue for two weeks.

Our campaign is based on this core belief:

We need better public transport in Limerick, and the planned bus lane along Ballinacurra and O’Connell Avenue is a vital step towards this goal.

We are a group of Limerick City residents who are concerned that people from one area could block a €5m investment which would benefit the whole city. This investment would be the first step towards providing a first-class public transport system for Limerick City as a whole.

City Council to Meet and Decide Fate of €5m Proposed Green Route for Limerick City

Have your say

On Monday 23rd August 2010, Limerick City councillors are to meet in the Chamber and discuss the proposed Green Route from The Crescent Shopping Centre right through to the city. On part of the route, which runs via Ballinacurra and O’Connell Avenue, the proposal dedicates a lane to public transport – bus, cycling and taxis, significantly increasing the attractiveness of public transport, in line with many other European cities.

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Allotment sites

We had a meeting with officials from Limerick County Council to identify possible site provision and to make the council aware of the information we had gathered. It was a worthwhile meeting because we learned that while land may be available in West Limerick possible sites located close to the suburbs was problematic. There may be small pockets of land free when the National Roads Authority has completed road projects. The timeline identified for when this could be ascertained is the end of spring 2010. Even if land is available for allotments, exit and entry points could be an issue due to the location of such land. This timeline is now up and we are again recommencing our campaign. Continue reading “Allotment sites”