Fingal Cycling Forum

Proposal for Fingal Cycling Forum as agreed at Transportation SPC July 2007.  We have had no progress yet on this.

It was proposed by Councillor D. Healy, seconded by Councillor M. Richardson:

"That a Fingal cycling Forum be established with membership and terms of reference as follows:

Proposal for Fingal Cycling Forum

•    FCC Transportation Dept
•    FCC Community Dept (re liaison with schools and community organisations and sports clubs in particular re cycling training and health promotion)
•    Dublin Cycling Campaign
•    Fingal Safe Cycling
•    Representative of body responsible for health promotion
•    Councillor representative from SPC

Terms of reference

a)  Develop Cycling Strategy to contain

•    Objectives
•    Actions
•    Implementation
•    Indicative budget

Timescale – months 1 and 2

b)  Put draft strategy to public consultation
Open consultation on website plus targeted consultation with

•    Transport SPC
•    FCC Planning Dept (routes and design, planning enforcement)
•    FCC Awareness officer/publicity expertise
•    FCC Parks Dept (re routes through parks and amenity areas)

•    Green Schools
•    Fingal Community Forum
•    Dublin Cycling Campaign

Month 3

c)  Finalise and adopt Strategy
Formal adoption by Transport SPC then by County Council

Month 4

d)    Implement strategy, monitor implementation of strategy

Month 5 onwards

Note: The draft strategy should rely on good practice elsewhere, successful examples etc.  
Actions are likely to include:
•    Cycling officer with resources and access to a backup team to drive the strategy.
•    Cycling promotion  (including engagement with media)
•    Cycling training for adults
•    Cycling promotion and training in schools, link to Green Schools
•    Fingal Co.Co. as a cycling employer
•    Policy in relation to road design/infrastructure issues
•    Safety auditing of road schemes and proposing remedial measures
•    Strategy for amenity routes
•    Strategy for engagement between Forum/Co.Co. and other relevant bodies
o    Garda Síochána
o    Public Transport Organisations: Irish Rail, RPA, DTA, Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, etc.
o    Health promotion bodies
o    Schools
o    Other road-user organisations: mobility impaired, pedestrians, motorists, hauliers."