Author: Dave Anderson

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Cycling to Save the Planet?

One of the goals for Navan Cycling Initiative is to improve our environment. But what does that goal look like? How will we know when it’s been achieved? And for all these long-term goals, how will we know day to day if anything is changing? Is there a way to break down this problem into bite-size pieces?

In this article, I look at greenhouse gas emissions for Ireland, Meath, and finally Navan to try and understand the sources of emissions, and how cycling might form part of the solution.

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Navan 2021

A Place to Go …

… and a Way to Get There

Nobody had COVID in their strategic plan. Yet here it is, and we need to adapt. 

While we’re focused on the cycling journey, we’re also thinking about the destination. Our vision for a significant improvement to the town, while being grounded in what’s shown to be possible.

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Don’t Look Back In Anger: National Cycling Policy 2009-2019

This is a review of the National Cycling Policy Framework, launched in 2009, covering the period up to 2019. The intention of this post is to provide a quick summary of the last decade of Cycling policy – so that you won’t have to read the policy (56 pages) nor the review that was conducted in 2019 (89 pages).

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Air Quality in Navan

Note: This article was updated on 26th January 2021 to include air quality measurements from local schools

In The Before Times, in Dublin City-centre, you couldn’t fail to notice the difference in air quality, especially on hot, dry days with no wind. Although, Dublin is actually pretty good when compared with some of our European neighbours.

European Air Quality – September 2020
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2020: The year Cycling changed

There’s no question that 2020 has been unprecedented, with the impact of COVID-19 having a terrible ongoing impact on all aspects of our lives.

It can be difficult to think positively with all of the challenges we’re going through. But if we can find one small positive aspect from 2020, it’s the opportunity that many of us have had over the summer to spend time outside walking and cycling.

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