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.
3.1 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.
The next meeting will be held in Liam’s house from 8:00 to 9:30 on Wednesday 6th March 2013.
Chair of the DCA