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Walking and Cycling Information Page

 

DCU Like Bike Week : 28/11/2016 - 01/12/2016

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Prog for like bike week

 

 


Walking Info

Cycling Info

DCU Pilot Intercampus Bike Scheme

Active Commuter Facilities

Bike To Work Scheme

Cycling Apps

Cycle Challenges 


Walking

Walking is a great way to discover more about an area, improve your fitness and save money on travelling. Walking is the most popular form of activity, and the risk of injury is low as it doesn't put pressure on your joints.
The benefits of regular walking include:

  • Health: regular walking can reduce the risk of many health problems such as coronary heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, anxiety and stress.
  • Quality of Life: walking can help with weight control, stamina, and energy levels.
  • Convenience: you can walk to most places at any time, you can also start slowly and build distances and pace up gently.
  • Cost: walking is free and you don't need any equipment, just a comfortable pair of shoes!

Multicampus map

 

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If you are unsure how long it might take you to walk take a look at this walking accessibility map

dcuwalkimage

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 SPCAHCWalk

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Cycling to DCU

  • Cycling is a convenient, cheap way of getting around. It is also one of the easiest ways to get fit without the expense of a gym membership.
  • Good (and improving) network of cycle routes exist around DCU.
  • The map below will show you the approximate time to cycle to and from your campus. 

 DCUcycleimage

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 AHCSPC_Cycle

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DCU Pilot Intercampus Bike Scheme

This is a pilot scheme where bicycles are available to staff to facilitate free and efficient movement between campuses. 

To use the bikes please read the DCU Intercampu Bike Scheme Terms and Conditions of use and register here.

Bicycles are available on a first come first serve basis at the following stations

Stations

Sign out & Keys

DCU Glasnevin - Main Reception Station (6 bikes)Main Reception (Glasnevin Campus)
DCU Glasnevin - Bea Orpen Station (6 bikes)TBC
DCU St. Patricks Station (6 bikes)TBC
DCU All Hallows Station (2 bikes)TBC

 

Active Commuter Facilities

There are active commuting facilities available on both DCU Glasnevin and DCU St. Patrick's campuses.  At DCU Glasnevin there are male & female shower facilities available to walkers & cyclists in the newly refurbished DCU Sports Complex up until 09.45 AM each morning and all day in the 1838 Club (4 showers – 2 male/2 female).  There are additional shower facilities in other building across the campus including the Albert College (Grd Floor - 1 WC Shower) and the Lonsdale Building (XB17/19 with 3 Female/3male).  On the SPD campus there are changing/shower facilities (min 2 male/2 female) in the ‘outside changing rooms’ (note : they are not really outside and are close to main reception).

There are covered and uncovered cycle racks throughout the campuses.  Cycle racks have CCTV surveillance and are monitored by DCU Security however cyclists are strongly encouraged to ensure that they lock their bicycle appropriately with a strong lock.  It is recommended that both wheels and the frame should be locked to the stand.  Additional cycle parking is being installed at DCU Glasnevin with some also on the DCU SPD campus supported by the NTA.  Additional grant can be sought for further enhancing these facilities. 

Bike To Work Scheme

The Cycle to Work scheme is a Government tax incentive aimed at encouraging employees to use bikes for cycling to work, and covers bicycles and accessories up to €1,000. The scheme operates by way of a salary sacrifice agreement through which you pay for your bike and accessories, tax free, over 12 months. DCU offers the scheme to employees. For information on purchasing a bike via the scheme, contact HR. For more information from Revenue on how the scheme works click here.

Getting Around By Bike!

The National Transport Authority has developed a cycle planner

cycleplanner

 this currently allows you to plan your cycle trips in Dublin. You can choose the beginner/advanced route and you can also opt to avoid hills! The Cycle Planner will tell you how many squares of chocolate you’ve burned by taking this trip. It is hoped that the Cycle Planner will be available for other cities in the near future. For other locations the National Journey Planner can be used to plan your cycle trip.

Cycle Challenges for Staff & Students of all cycling abilities

The National Transport Authority runs an annual Smarter Travel Campus cycling event for staff called the ’10 Minute Cycle Challenge’ in May and a cycle event for students in October. These are fun team events and it is free to take part! There are also lots of great prizes on offer. Visit www.smartertravelcampus.ie for more information.