The capacity for cycling and the associated physical infrastructure of greenways and cycle routes to intersect with, and influence, a range of policy agendas, is widely acknowledged, including within key public policy documents in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. Indeed, broadly speaking, the policy environment appears to have shifted markedly in favour of cycling and other forms of sustainable transport within the last half-decade. Apart from the social, environmental, health and other benefits of cycling, there is also an increasing recognition of the economic potential of cycling – as demonstrated by the early stages of the Giro d’Italia cycle race on the island of Ireland in May 2014. However, the development of a cycling culture on the island of Ireland and the associated physical infrastructure consisting of greenways and cycle routes has lagged somewhat behind many other European countries. In particular, the car has predominated as the principal mode of transport of citizens in both jurisdictions.
SAVE THE DATE: September 10th, 2015 – Joint Conference on the Housing Debate
Tenth Annual ICLRD Conference: Shared Services, Shared Opportunities
Report ‘Community Planning and Spatial Planning in the Irish Border Region: Shaping the relationship between people and place’ now available
Research papers sought for special themed edition of Borderlands: The Journal of Spatial Planning in Ireland
Final Programme Available – ICLRD & CCBS Conference, Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh – 29-30 January 2015
Shared Services – Making it Happen
Joint ICLRD & CCBS Conference, Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh – 29-30 January 2015