Safe Cycling Ireland

Making Irish roads Safer For Everyone

Going Dutch-Notes from the Low Countries.

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  Netherlands 🇳🇱 Sept 2015.   We initially posted this on the excellent Irishcycle.com website. We have recently began writing our own blogs and decided to add it here.   “A group of Irish councilors, campaigners, officials and engineers visited the Netherlands on a cycling study tour between September 15-18, today we publish the first of […]

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A chat on the mat with Heather Boyle

  Cycling – Opinion Piece by HEATHER BOYLE   This year we celebrated 200 years of the bicycle. Next year we will be celebrating 150 years since the first bike race.   It’s an exciting time for cycling, our cyclists are on top of the world! We had over 20 European and World level podium […]

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MPDL Enforcement – through images

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We have written a more substantial page on MPDL (Minimum Passing Distance Law) Enforcement and can be seen at this link.   We are aware of people’s time pressures and decided to add some imagery and short video clips that we hope will help interested parties to understand how this is enforced overseas.   Bear […]

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Dangerous Overtaking – What’s the problem?

                      THE PROBLEM:   We regularly hear the headline figure of the 15 bicycle riders who have died on Irish roads so far this year.   Some of these people have been killed in collisions with vehicles traveling in the same direction perhaps as a […]

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How do we solve a problem like ‘close pass’? 🚵🏾‍♀️🚵‍♂️🚴🏼‍♀️

  Minimum Passing Distance Law   2017 has been an horrendous year for Irish bicycle rider fatalities.   15 people won’t be at the family Christmas dinner table this year because they chose to go out and ride their bikes on the Republic’s roads.   This comes as little surprise to those of us who […]

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Ireland’s quest for Minimum Passing Distance Law.

  Bike Lives Matter.   In the coming weeks, Fianna Fáil transport spokesperson, Robert Troy T.D. will bring forward an amendment to the road traffic bill with the intention of introducing a cyclist specific minimum passing distance law for the Republic of Ireland.   We were given ‘heads-up’ on this in November when a party […]

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