Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has launched a non-statutory public consultation the new cycle parking requirements for residential and non-residential development in the county.
Cycling is increasingly recognised for the contribution it makes as a sustainable and healthy form of transport for work, education and leisure within and around our towns and cities, as well as the role it has in reducing vehicular traffic. Recently, we saw an increase in cycle journeys of 49% on teh Rock Road/Frescati Road corridor in Blackrock.
To support this, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown has been putting considerable effort into providing measures that make the choice to cycle an easier one, since over 1 in 20 DLR residents now cycles to education or work, and needs somewhere convenient and secure to park bicycles. A lack of appropriate cycle parking facilities is often cited as a barrier to cycling and bicycle ownership and use, so we want to see high-quality, secure cycle parking at all origins and destinations in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown; successful cycle parking is not just bike racks, but a range of measures, including effective cycle facilities and travel plans.
Last month (December 2016), a report was presented to the DLR Strategic Policy Committee on Transportation and County-Wide Movement, explaining the proposals for improved cycle parking and associated cycling facilities for new developments.
The purpose of this document is to update existing guidance on the provision of cycle parking at new developments (residential, workplace) and in the public realm, but it may also be used by existing developments to retrofit facilities to encourage cycling as a cycling culture develops within the County. It also gives details of the preferred type of cycle parking stands and layouts together with details of the standards for the levels of cycle parking to be sought from new developments.
‘Standards for Cycle Parking and associated Cycling Facilities for New Developments’, has now been published and the Council is looking for your views and those of developers, architects, engineers, the public and any other interested stakeholders on what it proposes.
Make your views knows on the Council’s on-line consultation hub by noon on the 17th of February 2017.
You can made an electronic submission here. You can also contact the Senior Engineer in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s Traffic and Road Safety Section on (01) 205-4700 or by e-mail at email@example.com.