Thursday, 5 February 2015

Submission on DLR plan to build a greenway cycling route from Cornelscourt to Cherrywood.

It's great to hear about the plans for the greenway from Cornelscourt to Cherrywood!

I would like to make a submission in support of this greenway.

We try and walk or use bicycle as much as possible to get around locally.
We find that bike paths off road or on road are good but that bike+footpaths separated from road are very pleasant, much quieter and less stressful.
(e.g. we bike daily from home to school with kids Leopardstown - Kilgobbin Road(off road bike lane) - Sandyford Village(on road) - Moreen(bike path away from road) - Drummartin link road(off road bike lane). The small section in Moreen is much safer and much more pleasant. 

The greenway will make local journeys on foot or by bike much more pleasant and makes them much more possible for young and old.
Travelling on foot or bike supplies much needed exercise which is vital for adults and kids health.
Having pedestrian and cycle paths away from roads is much safer and makes for a much more pleasant journey.

A greenway route integrated sensitively with nature makes for an especially pleasant trip.

Children and young adults will especially benefit from improvement in access and from the environment the greenway will provide. Safer routes to schools give the obvious benefits of safety and young adults can at a much earlier age be more independent, thus benefiting the family unit as a whole.

Yours sincerely,

James Coleman.

Heard about it from Dublin cycling campaign. "We believe this will really enable people of all ages and activity levels to get out enjoy the public space."
The Dublin Cycling Campaign submission is very detailed, very good:

Every tree itemized, some bats found, no owls seen.
Greenways are great pleasant space to enjoy nature AND a combined exercise + transport package in one. Great for all ages but especially for young adults and families with kids. We have two teenagers now cycling themselves to school - a concern with the roads and traffic - but you can see the difference in character the independence gives them.

SoundCloud - nicely done service for sharing music/audio

I uploaded sound recordings from practice for Anything Goes Musical last night to SoundCloud. The playback experience for users is really good. They can play it back on phone or computer. Nicely integrated with facebook. See screenshot of the practice playlist from within facebook.

My brother Bill introduced me to SoundCloud a while back.
He has some nice music on there - some polished and some experimental songs of his.
screenshot of Bill's SoundCloud page

Playback and managing playlists and audio clip info is nice. Also visually appealing. 

For a Google Play review of SoundCloud:

Very good for sharing recordings or music.

We are using SoundCloud to share practice clips for musical rehearsals. Once in SoundCloud sharing to facebook or other and playback is very well done, beauty and functionality. Share playlists of recordings. Users can play from within facebook or browser or get SoundCloud app. Upload using Android app is a bit basic - have to name each item, add pic (pic is good visual clue users can easily see clips from different songs) e.t.c. - but uploading direct from smartphone saves time transferring sounds.
SoundCloud are a Swedish outfit now established in Berlin, Germany.
MySpace killer - allow sharing of music public or private - embed anywhere.

The Android App:

The playlist for Anything Goes Musical practice. Mostly for male part harmonies.

We (Glencullen Dundrum MDS) are on-stage in the Mill Theatre in Dundrum (Dublin, Ireland) from March 24 to 28.