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Kildare County Council has established a Kildare Cycling Forum. The purpose of the foruim is to support the development of cycling projects within the county, and any other projects which may impact on cycling. The Cycling Forum will provide a forum for regular professional and advocacy groups to input into ongoing policy and the practical development of sustainable transport solutions in Kildare.

The Kildare Cycling Forum consists of twelve members, which is chaired by Councillor Darren Scully, Chairperson of the council’s Strategic Policy Committee on Transportation while one nominated member from each of the five Municipal District areas in Kildare will also sit on the group.

 

Our Road Safety, Cycling and Sustainable Transport Officer, Declan Keogh, is tasked with steering the forum, and other members of the committee will include a Garda Inspector, a representative from Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Cycling Ireland and cycling organisations.

 

Cycling and walking are two key elements of the Kildare County development Plan 2017-2023 and while walking and cycling trends vary across the county, the key aim of the Development Plan is to actively support the implementation of the national Cycle Policy Framework, from which the Cycle Forum is part of.

 

Over the past number of years, Kildare County Council has supported and sponsored, though its Road Safety section, the provision of approved cycle skills and training programmes to sixteen schools each school term. Each year, almost one thousand students are trained by cycle trainers who deliver training on all aspects of cycle training and road wise awareness, both from a cyclist’s perspective and that of another road user, in particular, a driver.

 

The forum will support and critique the development of cycling projects within Kildare, support the promotion of cycling programmes and activities while also providing a regular forum for professional and advocacy groups whose input into ongoing or incoming policies is not only valuable, but crucial.

The Cycle forum and sub-committees will meet at least four times a year and the Chairperson will be responsible for setting the agenda