Following a serious spike in city centre spills, The Dublin Cycling Campaign has mapped out (above) the locations of reported falls.
It shows many are occurring in the vicinity of large construction sites including The National Children’s Hospital site in Kilmainham, the new Technical University of Dublin (formerly DIT) campus in Grangegorman and Broadstone, as well as multiple major construction sites in the Docklands area.
Dublin Cycling Campaign spokesman said:
“Our hypothesis is that heavy vehicles travelling to and from these construction sites are depositing dirt and oil on our streets.
The lack of rain could have led to a build-up of these hazardous materials, creating greasy slicks in many areas.”
Dublin Cycling Campaign is advising people to take additional care on the following routes:
All along the Liffey Quays, between Heuston Station and the Tom Clarke Bridge
North Circular Road
South Circular Road
All streets running alongside the Grand Canal
The Docklands area, especially in the vicinity of construction sites
All street adjacent to the National Children’s Hospital Site/St. James’ Hospital
All along Gardiner Street, and continuing onto Dorset Street Upper & Lower Drumcondra Road.
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