Limerick Wins €9 Million Funding as a Smarter Travel Demo City
Good news for cyclists in Limerick: it was announced yesterday that Limerick was one of the winners of a National Competition for Smarter Travel Areas, along with Dungarvan and Westport.Spread over 5 years, the Limerick proportion will be €9 million). Among the aims of the project, according to the Irish Government website http://www.smartertravel.ie, are:
- improved cycling ways, including safe routes to school and to key business and workplace zones;
- secure cycle parking in town centres or at public transport nodes;
- better walking facilities, including pedestrianisation;
- lower speed limits in residential and town centre areas;
- school and workplace travel planning
- car clubs
- the City Centre
- Castletroy (including the National Technology Park and University)
- And Southill.
- Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs): These basically give cyclists a head start at junctions, making the cyclist more visible, especially to left-turning traffic.
- As some of these ASLs hand & foot rails will be installed, to help balance at stops.
- Bike Pool schemes at certain employers
- A public bike hire scheme
- Cycle safety training for adults