Minutes of meeting of the Dundalk Cycling Alliance
6th February 2013

Nadia, Tony, Liam, Ollan and Fiona.

Ollan proposed and Tony seconded the adoption of the minutes of the last meeting that were adopted and signed by Liam.

3/Matters Arising
3.1 Liam  said  that  he  had  met  the  new  tourist  officer  for Dundalk,  Ms  Sinead  Roche and  gave her details of a cycle lane to link the tourist office to the railway station. The proposed cycle lane will not cause any loss of parking space or pass by any shops and so will be less likely to be controversial. It will mainly go through existing parkland and so will be a very tourist friendly start to the scenic Cooley Cycle Lane when it is completed. It will also link into the existing Dundalk Cycle  Lane  Network.  Sinead  said  that  she  would  raise  it  at  appropriate meetings and support the proposed cycle lane.
3.2 Liam  thanked  Ollan  for  preparing  the  map  showing  the  new  cycle  lane  and  the  supporting written details of the cycle lane.
3.3 Liam  said  that  he  will  give  the  written  and  graphic  versions  of  the  cycle  lane  plan  to  the Town Engineer.

Tony outlined the position in relation to the Website.

Fiona outlined the position in relation to finance.

6/Cooley  Cycle Lanes
6.1 Tony described his contact with people in Newry and Morne District Council with regard to the northern section of the Cooley Cycle Lane including the section along the  canal  to Newry.
6.2 Ollan outlined the reasons for the delay in building the part of the Cooley Cycle Lane which has been sanctioned.

7/Dundalk  Cycle Lanes
7.1 Nadia will send emails to the local media using recent statistics linking car use to pollution based  deaths. The aim of the emails is to raise awareness of the need for cycle lanes in Dundalk on the grounds of saving lives.
7.2 Ollan reported on the progress of the Cycle lanes along the Castleblaney Road.

There was no AOB.

9/Next Meeting
The next meeting will be held in Liam’s house from 8:00 to 9:30 on Wednesday 6th March 2013.

Liam Kieran
Chair of the DCA