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SBIR Briefing Session, March 2016 - David Timoney, Dublin Cycling Campaign. SBIR Challenge March 23rd

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Smart Technology Solution to help scale up cycling in Dublin

•Small Business Innovation Research – Briefing Session
•23rd March 2016
•10:00am to 12:00pm (registration and coffee from 09:30am)
•Enterprise Ireland, East Wall Business Park

Up to €100,000 seed fund to pilot new cycle ideas

Dublin City Council through their Smart Dublin regional initiative have recently launched an SBIR call for tenders which are relevant to the software development sector. The call is online on eTenders plus they are having an information event in Enterprise Ireland offices on the 23rd March at 10:00. The tender closes on the 3rd of May and attendance at the information event is not mandatory.

Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve city challenges and improve city life. www.smartdublin.ie

NOTE
SBIR refers to the public procurement of research and development on new innovative solutions before they are commercially available. It involves different suppliers competing through different phases of development, while the risks and benefits are shared between the procurers and the suppliers under market conditions. Developments are 100% funded and focused on specific identified needs, increasing the chance of exploitation. Full details of the call are available on eTenders.

Smart Dublin recently launched this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition, in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland.

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SBIR Briefing Session, March 2016 - David Timoney, Dublin Cycling Campaign. SBIR Challenge March 23rd

  1. 1. Barriers to increasing cycling in Dublin
  2. 2. The context •City population growing. •Traffic congestion increasing. •Health & CO2 challenges. •Shift needed from cars to cycling/walking/public transport.
  3. 3. Current situation
  4. 4. 42,000 extra daily commuters expected in Dublin city by 2023. The target for cycling is for a threefold increase. 48% 33% 10% 5% 3% 55% 20% 10% 15% 0% Public transport Car Walking Cycling Other 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Dublin city mode share 2014 actuals & 2023 target 2023 2014 Source: Dublin City Transport Study 2015 Avg of 1.2 persons per car
  5. 5. For cycling: an increase to 35k from the current figure of 10k (+25k). The main reduction is from cars, (-17k). 35,861 -17,235 3,756 24,852 -5,234 -20,000 -10,000 - 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 Public transport Car Walking Cycling Other Dublin city change in mode by category to reach 2023 target
  6. 6. 3% 3% 2% 4% 6% 9% 11% 14% 15% 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 1996 2001 2006 2011 2016 2021 2026 2031 2034 Cycling mode share Dublin City: actuals & forecast Cycling mode share Dublin: actuals & forecast Current cycling mode share is 5.4%. At current rates, 2034 before 15% reached. 6 Source: Dublin City Transport Study 2015 2014 mode share: 5.4%
  7. 7. The Barriers
  8. 8. Perception of danger, bad weather Danger: Safety: a problem of danger Subjective safety: a problem of fear Weather: Dublin has similar rainfall to Amsterdam and less than Freiburg
  9. 9. Strong link between bike theft & bike use 26% 16% 40% 26% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% UK Dublin Impact of Bike Theft on bike use: UK & Dublin Stop cycling Cycle less
  10. 10. 3,200 5,200 - 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 9,000 Dublin Impact of Bike Theft on Cycling in Dublin Stop cycling Cycle less With 20,000 estimated thefts per year in Dublin, we could be losing over 3,000 cyclists each year
  11. 11. Bike parking - bad practice Apartment blocks, terraced houses & public streets
  12. 12. Best practice: Accessibility, Security & Safety • Metal cage, covered. • Close to apt entrance (accessibility) • Sheffield hoops • Well lit & no personal security issues • Above ground with natural surveillance • CCTV
  13. 13. 42 32 26 23 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 2013 2014 2015 2016 Sustainable Transport Funding Greater Dublin Area: 2013-2016 (M€) Funding & staffing don’t support targets Transport budget €1.7bn. National target of 10% of journeys by bike by 2020 (currently 2.2%). 1.4% of transport budget
  14. 14. Opportunities
  15. 15. 53% of car journeys in Dublin are less than 6km. How can we convert these to cycling? National Travel Survey 2014 13% 37% 53% 62% 100% -10% 10% 30% 50% 70% 90% 110% <2km <4km <6km <8km All Distribution of journey distance by car for Dublin Dublin cumulative %
  16. 16. Opportunities • Cycling gender split: 70% men, 30% women. • 200k living in apartment blocks…if we could fix bike parking.. • <2% of secondary school pupils cycle to school (Denmark 40%). • Parking in cycling lanes – enforcement. • Are people aware of the time & cost savings of cycling? • Build case studies to prove the investment case for cycling. • Cost to city of adding 5/10/15 mins to commuting times?

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