{meta} Agenda for Traffic and Transport SPC on Wednesday 4th July, 2018, 3.00 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.. View directions

Contact: Mary Boyle 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of meeting held on 19th April, 2018 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Minutes:

Minutes agreed

 

Regarding Item No. 8, it was agreed to defer the Motion in the name of Cllr Damian O’Farrell to the next meeting of the Transportation SPC.

 

Regarding Item No. 14, it was agreed to move the Motion in the name of Councillor Dermot Lacey for a report.

 

2.

BusConnects - presentation by Mr Jarrett Walker, Jarrett Walker and Associates, Public Transit Planning and Policy Consultants.

Minutes:

Mr Jarrett Walker gave a presentation on Bus Connects and details of the public consultation starting on 16th July, 2018.  A full report setting out all details, and a summary report, and maps are available at busconnects.ie  The findings of the public consultation will be published towards the end of 2018.    Mr Walker and Mr Hugh Creegan, Director of Transport Investment and Taxi Regulation, NTA, replied in detail to Members’ questions.  In response to Members’ concerns on holding a public consultation over the summer, Mr Creegan said that the public consultation period will be extended to the end of September.  A separate major public consultation will be held then on the bus lanes, which will involve further more detailed discussions.  The Chairperson and Members thanked Mr Walker and Mr Creegan. 

 

Noted.

 

3.

National Transport Authority Capital Project funding 2018 (deferred from April 2018 meeting) pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Minutes:

Mr Brendan O’Brien said that the list represented the initial funding allocation from the NTA from the sustainable transport measure grants.  Mr O’Brien replied to Members questions. 

 

Report Noted.

4.

Electric Vehicle Charging for residents of terraced houses or apartments (deferred from April 2018 meeting) pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Minutes:

Mr Kevin Meade outlined details of the report.  Following discussion, the Chairperson requested that discussions be held with Public Lighting on a pilot scheme for charging vehicles from public lighting standards, as is happening in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area.   

 

It was agreed to submit a further report to the September meeting of the Transportation SPC on how to progress the provision of electric vehicle charging points.

 

5.

Public Realm projects report (deferred from April 2018 meeting) pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Minutes:

Deferred to a future date

6.

Smart Phone usage in public (deferred from April 2018 meeting) pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Deferred to a future date

7.

Minutes of Cycling and Walking Sub-Committee meeting held on 7th March, 2018 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Minutes:

Deferred to a future date

 

8.

Motion in the name of Councillor Damian O'Farrell: "That this Transport SPC agrees that all DCC 'Parking Tag' charging anomalies should be fixed as a matter of urgency and a report brought back to the next Transport SPC."

Minutes:

Agreed to defer the Motion in the name of Cllr Damian O’Farrell to the next meeting of the Transportation SPC.

 

9.

Motion in the name of Councillor Patrick Costello: "That this committee agrees to undertake a pilot study, including broad public consultation, of "School Streets" where the streets around a school temporarily become pedestrians and cycles only at set times in the morning and afternoon around opening and closing of the school. Vehicles, with some exemptions, are not permitted to enter the street between these times. Such School streets have been trialed in other countries and would help ensure safe and sustainable routes to schools."

Minutes:

Deferred to a future date

 

10.

Motion in the name of Councillor Ciaran O' Moore, Councillor Larry O'Toole and Councillor Ray McHugh: "In light of the recent revelations in the media in relation to rickshaws, I would propose that this transport SPC request that Minster Shane Ross carries out a immediate safety review with the view to implementing and introduce robust regulations for rickshaws within a short timeframe."

Minutes:

As requested by Councillor Ciarán O’Moore, Motion agreed without debate

 

11.

Motion in the name of Councillor Ciarán Cuffe: "That the 'green man' period at pedestrian signals throughout the city centre be increased by one second in order to better facilitate more vulnerable road users who would benefit from additional crossing time."

Minutes:

Deferred to a future date

 

12.

Motion in the name of Councillor Deirdre Heney (regarding part 1): "Following a recent successful prosecution by Gardaí in a court case involving animal cruelty against a carriage horse owner in Dublin, and in order to reduce/eliminate cruelty to horses in our city, that Dublin City Council: 1. Review its Horse Drawn Carriages bye-laws, 2. Work with An Garda Síochána, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the DSPCA, the Control of Horses Act 1996, Dublin City Council's Control of Horses Bye-laws 2014 in order to bring about greater enforcement of existing legislation and 3. Arrange the introduction of routine welfare checks of horses (including checks on harnessing etc) by a qualified equine veterinarian or suitably qualified authorised officer." (The Motion was referred to the Arts, Culture and Recreation SPC in relation to parts 2 and 3).

Minutes:

Deferred to a future date

 

13.

Motion in the name of Councillor Paddy Smyth: "This committee calls on the Minister for Transport to amend the Road Traffic Act to allow for the introduction of 'Living Streets' i.e. traffic restrictions on urban residential streets similar to those used in Germany (Spielstraße) and the Netherlands (Woonerf) in which pedestrians/cyclists are prioritised over motor vehicles." (Background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_street
A living street is a street designed primarily with the interests of pedestrians and cyclists in mind and as a social space where people can meet and where children may also be able to play legally and safely. These roads are still available for use by motor vehicles, however their design aims to reduce both the speed and dominance of motorised transport. This is often achieved using the shared space approach, with greatly reduced demarcations between vehicle traffic and pedestrians. Vehicle parking may also be restricted to designated bays

Minutes:

Deferred to a future date

 

14.

Motion in the name of Councillor Dermot Lacey: "To request management to prepare a report on the possibility of installing Disabled Cycle Parking facilities."

Minutes:

it was agreed to move the Motion in the name of Councillor Dermot Lacey for a report.