Congratulations to Sharon Gibbons, winner of our summer bicycle competition. Sharon along with many others registered with D5P and completed the cycling survey during June. Sharon said that she was really delighted to win the prize as her bike had been stolen during the last year.
Here Sharon is pictured with Jamie Cudden, Dublin City Council (DCC) Research Manager. DCC sponsored the bicyle prize, which is a recycled that was pruchased through Rothar.
As a child, I realised that cycling gave me more independence than any other mode of transport. Before I could drive, it meant no waiting on a lift from parents, or on the side of the road for a bus. And once I could drive, cycling trumped that too, no maintenance costs (save for repairing punctures), no parking issues and no, or perhaps just less, peer pressure about makes and models. My Raleigh Grifter was my trusty, and latterly rusty, partner through school years and it was only retired when the likes of Sean Kelly introduced the allure of racing bicycles!
17th April, 2012
Had a good meeting with Mayor Andrew Montague and the Dublin Fifth Province team this afternoon. We were brainstorming on the issue of cycling, and how to build on the success of the Dublin Bikes, the Cycle to Work Scheme and other initiatives that have led to a rise in cycling in recent years.
Here's my own suggestions: