Cycling Safety

Manager: Lise-Ann Sheahan

Cycling in Limerick:

In Limerick the great majority of routes for cycling are on road, meaning you have to cycle with vehicular traffic. If you choose to cycle here you'll be cycling in traffic with cars, buses, vans and lorries. Well trafficed roads are not the place to take chances, therefore please take care and pay attention at all times.

 

Be Safe, Be Seen

The roads in Limerick can be busy, they are used by all sorts of people and vehicles. Please be safe and be seen by wearing high-visibility clothing and asccessories. The Limerick Smarter Travel (LST) office has a range of FREE LST high-visibility clothing and accessories for walkers and cyclists, please feel free to call in to collect what you need for you, your friends and family. We work with the Road Safety Authority (RSA) of Ireland to help keep our communtiy safe on the roads, we do this by helping to promote their road safety messages. Remember you can order FREE RSA hi-visibility clothing, accessories and publications from rsa.ie/orders(link is external) for you, your friends and family, your school, workplace, community groups and clubs.

 

The Road Safety Authority 

Further information and resources on road safety including cycling safety can be found by contacting the RSA directly. Limerick has a dedicated Road Safety Promotion Officer, Eileen Cunningham, who is available to work with the community to help promote road safety messges and can provide the community with the resources needed to help keep us all safe on the roads.  Further Information:

Road Safety Promotion Officer: Eileen Cunningham

Call: 087 974 2016

Email: eileencunningham@rsa.ie

Visit: Cycling Safety 

 

Advanced Stop Lines

Sometimes called a bike box or a cycle reservoir, Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs) are stop lines for cyclists at traffic signals, which are marked beyond the stop line for general traffic. They are designed to help cyclists pull away in front of traffic, and can be useful in that regard. Remember to use the ASL or Red Box at junctions around the City Centre, these Red Boxes are designed for cyclists waiting at traffic lights so you are seen by the traffic and have time you need to get your bicycle moving after the traffic lights turn green.

 

'Safe to School' Campaign

According to the RSA road safety is a year-round issue, which affects every age group across every community in Ireland. The RSA, in association with Mace, have launched the second phase of the 'Safe to School' campaign. This phase is aimed at helping our primary school children learn effective road safety lessons, especially when cycling to school. In the Media Zone section of their website, you'll find: Press ReleasesSpeechesDownloadsPress Office Contact Details. This campaign is inspired by the 'Safety and Protection' strand within the Social, Personal & Health Education segment of the Primary School Curriculum. The second phase of this campaign focuses on cycling to school safely and includes a DVD pack, cycling to school guides, classroom charts and posters for school notice boards. You can download a pdf copy of the school guide, classroom chart and notice board poster by clicking here.  The 'Safe to School'  Cycling to School Cartoon can be viewed by clicking here.  Every primary school in Ireland will be receive one of these educational packs and if you would like a media copy, please e-mail us the team at info@safetoschool.ie or telephone them on 01 6342543.

 

Reducing Speed, in the City Centre

We would like to know how you feel about reducing the speed limit in the City Centre, from 50km/h to 30km/h, as has been done in many City Centres around Europe. What do you think? We are always searching for ways to make our roads a safer place for all road users, therefore if you have any thoughts or suggestions please let us know.

 

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Contact: Lise-Ann Sheahan

Telephone: 061 407 501

Email: liseann.sheahan@limerick.ie

 

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