Minutes of meeting of the Dundalk Cycling Alliance
1st May 2013
Tony, Liam, Pat, Nadia, Ollan and Fiona.
Pat proposed and Fiona seconded the adoption of the minutes of the last meeting that were adopted and signed by Liam.
3/ Matters Arising
Liam confirmed that he had written to the Dundalk Town Council as requested by the last meeting.
Tony advised the website has been moved to a new host but that no obvious changes will result from this move.
Fiona advised that there was no change in relation to finance.
6/Cooley Cycle Lanes
Tony outlined his contacts with a member of the N&MDC as a result of which four members of the DCA will attend a meeting in the N&MDC offices to present their proposal for a cycle route around the Cooley Peninsula. The presentation will concentrate on the relevant section in NI along the Newry Canal called the Middle Bank as far as Victoria Locks.
Ollan said that no contractor has been appointed to build the cycle lane near Greers Quay. It is now likely that that section of the cycle lane will be completed in 2014.
7/ Dundalk Cycle Lanes
Ollan said that Barklay’s Bank had paid for the building of many of the cycle lanes around London. Using this precedent he and Liam will approach a local concern and ask them to fund a cycle lane in Dundalk Town. He also said that he and Liam will approach Tesco with a view to persuading them to incorporate cycle lanes into their building plans for the Dundalk Shopping Centre.
Nadia described the benefit of a cycle lane serving the Grammar School via Lidl.
Tony explained the benefits of retaining the Dublin Road Bridge.
Nadia gave a report on her meetings with the Leader and Argus newspapers. The reason for the meeting was to get guidelines on how to prepare articles which met the needs of the papers.
Fiona advised that the cycle lane on Dowdall’s Hill needs attention.
The next meeting will be held in Liam’s house from 8:00 to 9:30 on Wednesday 5th June 2013.
Chair of the DCA