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Dublin traffic congestion costs economy €350 million per year

Dublin traffic congestion costs economy €350 million per year

The Irish Department of Transport estimates aggravated traffic congestion in the Dublin area is costing the economy an estimated €350 million per year. The Department of Transport’s Economic and Financial Evaluation Unit has undertaken a research project which is looking at…

Research shows national cycle network has saved the UK economy more than €8 billion

Research shows national cycle network has saved the UK economy more than €8 billion

Research by UK based charity Sustrans shows that the national cycle network across the UK has saved the UK economy more than €8 billion (£7 billion). Since the network’s rollout began 20 years ago, the cycle network has contributed to…

New report estimates cycling in the EU creates €513 billion annually!

A new report titled “EU Cycling Economy” estimates that cycling in the European Union (EU) creates €513 billion annually. The report looks at a number of areas where cycling benefits society across the 28 EU member states including health benefits, social,…

Nelson Street Cycleway – Auckland, New Zealand

In 2015 Auckland Transport opened the first phase of an Auckland City Centre cycleway called the Nelson Street Cycleway (Maori: Te Ara I Whiti, translated as, and commonly known as Lightpath). Part of it utilises an old motorway off ramp which has…

Cycle Greenways – Good for tourism, business & locals!

A positive investment by national & local agencies has been an increased investment in greenways of several million euro. Greenways are dedicated & often wholly off-road cycling & walking routes, some of which are utilising old disused railway routes. A number…