Navan Cycling Initiative is a community-based group that aims to make cycling in Navan and surrounding areas safe, enjoyable, and popular.
We hope to encourage people to use cycling as part of their normal daily transport as well as a leisure activity and help Navan to become a cycle-friendly town.
At the moment, cycling in Navan can be unsafe, unpleasant, and downright nerve-wracking! We will have achieved our objectives when we see people cycling safely to school or workplace, to shops or cafés, to leisure activities, or to meet friends as part of normal, everyday life.
In summary, we are looking for improved access to the following:
- Primary & Secondary Schools
- Retail (Navan town centre, shopping centres, retail parks, supermarket and all other businesses in the town environs)
- Enterprise (IDA & Digital Hub)
- Leisure Amenities (swimming pool, parks, cinema, gyms)
- Nature (Ramparts, Athlumney River Walk, Boyne Valley to Lakeland County Greenway, Boyne Greenway)
- Safe commuting routes- Healthy lifestyles
- Quality time with friends and family
What Meath County Council can do:
- Segregated lanes on all major approach roads (Dublin Road, Kells Road, Trim Road, Kingscourt Road, Kentstown Road)
- Improve connectivity by joining up existing infrastructure
- Reduced speed limits on other roads where infrastructure is not feasible- Key junctions improved to take cycling into consideration
- Temporary bollards or wands to make immediate provision for cyclists- Cycling infrastructure including bike parking is built into all town development plans
What we can do:
- Get on our bikes!
- Engage with Meath County Council on how to advance cycling infrastructure
- Gain local support and inform people of progress (Twitter, Facebook)- Organise meeting (Covid-19 will restrict this for now)
- Kidical mass- School Cycle Buses
- Car free day- European Mobility week
- Keep the conversation and discussion around this issue going
Who are we?
Navan Cycling Initiative is organised by the following volunteers.