Re: [messengers] Council offers bike scheme for deliveries

Date: 18 Nov 2010 19:53:55 +0100
From: dotC <09dotc@xxxxxxxxx>


you coming back to work stewy? I might break out of retyrement :)
i think its to support all the derny(?) riders, helping them adjust to life
outside track racing.
give me the Bullitt, anyday :)

On 18 November 2010 18:10, Kevin Stewart <kevinstewy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> So are there gonna be a bunch of old timer truck driver guys cruisin
> around on cargo bikes?! That should be funny.
>
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:13 PM, dotC <09dotc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > love the way they got the idea from velocity couriers in dublin who use
> > Larry vs Harry Bullitts, and dont even mention it.
> >
> >
> > On 18 November 2010 11:56, Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> Council offers bike scheme for deliveries
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> OLIVIA KELLY
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Irish Times, November 18, 2010
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> BUSINESSES in Dublin’s
> >> city centre are being asked to swap their delivery vans for bicycles to
> >> minimise disruption and ensure continuity of supplies during the Metro
> >> North
> >> works.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> The initiative from Dublin City Council and the Dublin City Business
> >> Association would see a fleet of “urban cargo” bikes carrying loads of
> up
> >> to
> >> 180kg on the city’s streets in the next 18 months.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> The council is seeking expressions of interest for the
> >> scheme which would ensure shops and restaurants in the central business
> >> district, from Parnell Square
> >> to St Stephen’s Green and Smithfield
> >> to Merrion Square,
> >> are not cut off due to the large-scale roadworks planned for the Metro
> >> North
> >> and other infrastructural projects.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> The scheme would be retained long term to protect road
> >> surfaces in pedestrianised areas such as Grafton Street and Henry Street
> >> and to allow for the better
> >> operation of bus systems in the city centre.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> The operation of the scheme will depend on the expressions
> >> of interest the council receives from today. In Geneva
> >> and Paris,
> >> where there are similar schemes, businesses contract their deliveries
> out
> >> to a
> >> firm that operates the bikes instead of using their own vans or hiring
> >> couriers.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> The council said it could make a central depot available for
> >> the delivery bikes in Smithfield
> >> or the markets area. Larger lorries could bring cargo to the depot,
> instead
> >> of
> >> entering the central business district – and the bikes would then be
> used
> >> to
> >> distribute the goods to businesses. The bikes were a cost-effective
> >> solution as
> >> the city centre becomes increasingly restrictive to traffic, Brendan
> >> O’Brien,
> >> head of technical services at the council’s traffic department, said.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> “Urban cargo deliveries are more customer friendly than
> >> traditional delivery trucks; provide a long-term solution of greater
> access
> >> through city streets and pedestrian routes; flexibility in terms of
> >> delivery
> >> times and loading, and cost-effectiveness for operating businesses.”
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> After the metro, Dart underground and cross-city Luas works,
> >> the council did not want a return to the use of “unsustainable
> >> transportation
> >> vehicles”, he added.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> The council had to spend several million euro repaving Grafton Street
> and
> >> the surrounding side streets due to wear and tear caused by delivery
> >> trucks, he
> >> said, a cost that was borne by businesses through commercial rates.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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