BYPAD (Bicycle Policy Audit) was developed by an international consortium of cycling experts as part of an EU-funded project as a tool to measure the quality of cycling policy in towns or cities. To date, it has been carried out by over 100 towns, cities and 18 regions across 21 countries and serves as a reference of good practice. The final report for the 2011 BYPAD Audit of Dublin City Council was recently compiled and the scores in the nine modules are presented below:
As can be seen from the graph, improvements have been made in each category. Since 2007 a cycling policy has been produced, a Cycle Forum has been established, a Cycling Officer position was created, the 30kph city centre speed limit was introduced and a series of Bike Week events were run in 2009, 2010, and 2011.