About Us

We hope to encourage people to use active travel as part of their normal daily transport as well as a leisure activity and help Navan to become a cycle and pedestrian-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. 

Navan Cycling Initiative was formed in the summer of 2020 when Kevin, Ed, Dave and Dónal came together to help make Navan a more cycle-friendly town. Since then, we have gained over 3,500 followers on social media with a small core of active members and more than 300 subscribers to our newsletter.

Achievements so far

  • Family Cycle Events in Navan (see here for more)
  • Mobility survey  
  • Schools survey with over 800 responses
  • Submissions to relevant Public Consultations (see here
  • Ongoing meetings with Meath County Council Active Travel Team
  • Proposal to purchase and operate Trishaws for Cyclingwithoutage.ie in Navan
  • Secretary (Dave) is part of the National Executive team at Cyclist ie

In summary, we are looking for improved access to the following:

  • Primary & Secondary Schools
  • Retail (Navan town centre, shopping centres, retail parks, and all other businesses in the town environs)
  • Enterprise (IDA & Digital Hub)
  • Leisure Amenities (swimming pool, parks, cinema, gyms)
  • Nature (Ramparts, Boyne Greenway, Athlumney River Walk, Boyne Valley to Lakeland County Greenway, )
  • Safe commuting routes – healthy lifestyles
  • Quality time with friends and family

What Meath County Council can do:

  • Implement the Navan Cycle Network. This involves segregated cycle 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, Instagram) – organise meeting (Covid-19 will restrict this for now)
  • Help support town improvements such as pedestriansation (see our News pages for more)
  • Make submissions to ensure cycling is prioritised (see here for more)
  • Kidical mass – School Cycle Buses
  • Keep the conversation and discussion around these issue going

Who are we?

Navan Cycling Initiative is organised by the following volunteers.

Chairperson: Ed Moynihan

Freelance graphic designer. Originally from Dublin, living in Navan for 7 years. Like to cycle for fun, sport and just to get around. Passionate about cycling as a mode of transport and as a hobby.

Vice-Chairperson: Kevin Corrigan

Kevin Corrigan and family
Husband. Father. Teacher. From Kingscourt originally but have lived in several different countries over the years. Passionate about access to safe cycling. It just makes sense.

Treasurer: Dónal Ó Murchú

Grandfather. Sléibhteoir. Retired Engineer. Lives in Woodlands, Navan since 1978. Wants to make Navan safe for grandchildren to walk, play & cycle. Fáilte roimh Ghaeilge.

Secretary: Dave Anderson

Product manager, avid traveller, and newbie cyclist. Living in Navan for just 20 years, so I’ve lots to learn! Hoping to make a positive difference to cycling in Navan.