ILI December lecture: Planning & Design of Cycleways

Cycle Ways in Ireland and the National Cycle Manual

Seamus Mac Gearailt, Consulting Engineer, Director of Roughan O’Donovan Transportation

December 9th 2015 at 6.30pm
City Assembly House, South William Street, Dublin 2.

The lecture is free and all are welcome. Booking is required – via


In this lecture Seamus will track the evolution of cycleway design in Ireland with examples of good and bad practice. He will also discuss current developments in the planning of a network of rural cycleways across the country.


Seamus MacGearailt is a civil engineer and a director of Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers. (ROD) an Irish based engineering consultancy that provides services in the Transportation, Bridges, Building Structures and Environmental disciplines. Seamus is the ‘Green Travel Champion’ of Roughan & O’Donovan. He provides leadership and mentoring to the Transportation team on awareness of sustainable travel modes and development of relevant technical skills. He has been a pioneer for cycle facilities design in Ireland since the early 1990’s. Roughan & O’Donovan were pioneers in the design of Cycleways in Ireland and now have a 20 year track record in this field.

Seamus has been cycling in Dublin on a daily basis for over 30 years. He commutes by bike to work, and has cycle toured over extended periods in Ireland and various countries such as France, and New Zealand.