Inchicore Road, Dublin 8 yesterday
New look cycle friendly Dublin?
Not so fast.
Via Cian Ginty at IrishCycling.com:
The Kilmainham Civic Space project, led by [Dublin City Council] City Architects Division, redesigned the street space in front of Kilmainham Gaol and the offices, cafe, homes and hotel across from it…
…The project team ignored feedback requesting dedicated space for cycling in the project and ignored years of complaints to the council from people using the cycle route that taxis waiting and vans loading was common place on the previous two-way cycle lane outside the hotel and offices.
The new design includes mixing walking and cycling on footpaths and crossings; an unprotected contra-flow cycle lane already prone to parking and loading on it; car parking spaces inside the contra-flow cycle lane which motorists must cross to use the spaces; and mixing bicycles with tourist buses in a shared traffic lane.
A call from the NCBI, the national sight loss charity, not to mix walking and cycling on a section of the project were also ignored.