SCA Chair Jane Landy writes: Back in the chair plus arrivals and departures
It’s less than a year since our last AGM (4 October 2021) and Skerries and the world seem to be very different. An end to all Covid restrictions since March 2022 has meant that those committees who rely on holding in-person events have been able to get back to business. Back in September who would have thought that we would be welcoming people fleeing from war-torn Ukraine to our town? (See skerriesca.com/Ukraine for more.) And I find myself (an SCA old-timer) “back in the chair”, which is as enjoyable and fulfilling as ever!Continue reading
It’s time to get out that bike and go for a Summer evening cycle around Skerries !
Starting and finishing at Skerries Mills car park on Thursday 26 May at 7.30 pm
The terms “herd immunity” and “critical mass” became all-too-familiar during the recent crisis.
How could cyclists achieve herd immunity, that is, immunity from the dangers of sharing the road with traffic?
The answer is to band together, forming such a large group that we become the traffic.
And so “critical mass cycles” have become a phenomenon that’s really putting safe cycle routes on top of the agenda all over the world.
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 16-22 SEPTEMBER 2022
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is the European Commission’s flagship awareness-raising campaign on sustainable urban mobility.
It promotes behavioural change in favour of active mobility, public transport, and other clean, intelligent transport solutions.
To celebrate and of course to participate, we at Skerries Cycling Initiative are planning a major critical mass cycle during that week. But we’ve no intention of waiting until September to get on our bikes. After all, it’s summertime at last!
We’re organising a series of summer “critical mass” cycles, starting on Thursday, May 26th. There will be further cycles on each of the last Thursdays in June July August and finally the big one in September.
We are aiming to double the number of participants each month and hoping to have at least 100 cyclists, scooterers and wheelers of all sorts at the first of the cycles. Do the maths! If this works we could have 1600 cyclists making our voices heard and having fun together in September.
The people of Skerries have told us time and time again that they are reluctant to cycle around Skerries because of the lack of safe cycling routes. Here is your opportunity to find out what it would feel like to cycle safely in Skerries with like-minded friends and family.
We also believe that the planners, councillors, officials and national politicians cannot continue to ignore the demands of 1000 very loud voices.
We’ve estimated that there are probably more than 5000 usable bicycles in Skerries.-So, it’s time to dust off, oil up and hop on your bike.
Be there, at 7.30pm on Thursday, May 26th.
This cycle will start and finish at Skerries Mills Bike Park- No! That’s not a typing error. Let’s reclaim our town park and our streets! See you there!
“Make Skerries Wheelie Safe”: Get on your bike for the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade!
Skerries Cycling initiative (SCI) wants you, your friends and family to dust off your wheels for this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade, and to hit the streets of Skerries with you and your machine decked out in your brightest and funkiest colours.
Will you join them? Let them know you’re coming here.
Kick-off at 3 p.m. on 17 March on South Strand. Assemble from 2.30 p.m. (tbc, they’ll send an email to all interested before the end)
Michael McKenna, Secretary of Skerries Cycling Initiative, writes:Continue reading