Cycling as Carbon Offsetting
Many corporations are announcing they’ll be carbon neutral – or even carbon negative – by using schemes that offset their emissions. There are many such schemes, perhaps the most popular being those that save areas from deforestation. For every tree not cut down, a company can offset the benefit against their own emissions.Read more “Cycling as Carbon Offsetting”
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.Read more “Cycling to Save the Planet?”
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.Read more “Navan 2021”
Did Millennials Save Cycling?
If there’s one thing we’ve all had enough of from the past year, it’s looking at charts. So I apologise for these, but it’s good news, so bear with me!
You may have read our previous article showing that cycling had really taken off in 2020. Now that more data is available, we can see that it REALLY took off.Read more “Did Millennials Save Cycling?”
Analysing Cycling Routes in Navan
We’ve put a huge amount of thought into what cycle lanes should be prioritised (see here: Navan Cycle Network Priority List). This has been based on a number of criteria and a healthy pinch of our own subjective preferences. In this post, we’re taking an analytical approach, to see if that gives us any different insights.Read more “Analysing Cycling Routes in Navan”
The Great Big School Survey!
We wanted to find out more about people’s attitudes toward cycling in Navan. So who better to ask than the group who cycle the most – schoolchildren!Read more “The Great Big School Survey!”
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).Read more “Don’t Look Back In Anger: National Cycling Policy 2009-2019”
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.Read more “Air Quality in Navan”