Tag Archives: Cycle Lanes

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Thanks Alan Bracken

I Bike Dublin supporters attempt to keep the cycle lane on St Andrew’s Street, Dublin 2 clear of vehicles yesterday

Irish Cycle writes:

A new group of cycling campaigners, under the name ‘I Bike Dublin’, successfully kept the contra-flow cycle lane on St Andrew’s Street clear for around an hour and a half at rush hour [yesterday] morning.

The lane at St Andrew’s Street is well-known for illegal loading and parking on it, and is an example of chronic inaction by the Gardai and Dublin City Council.

Close to the pre-arranged time to finish the human protection of the cycle lane a truck driver driving a Nightline truck who wanted to park in the cycle lane refused to move and caused a traffic jam back onto Dame Street.

The truck driver would not listen to the cycling group or other motorists who asked him to move on. The cycling campaign group said that other trucks of the same size had passed and there was no issue of blocking the general traffic lane.

The protesters said they moved as it was past the pre-arranged time to finish.

The group has tweeted that it will return to the same location next Tuesday at 4.30pm.

Previously: Free The Cycle Lanes

Pics: I Bike Dublin

The cycle lane at Dollymount Strand, Clontarf, Dublin 3

“Myself and my husband were walking along the promenade last Tuesday morning and my toddler was on his tricycle in the bicycle lane

A couple of very professionally-dressed cyclists came speeding down the bicycle path at lightning speed and began yelling and cursing to get the child off the track.

My child jumped off his bicycle in terror and ran straight out in front of them. My husband literally dived to push [him] into the nearby grass area where it took us several minutes to calm him.

The cyclist continued to shout and yell as he sped on with no regard for the child who had a gash in the side of his stomach from the fall. I shudder to think what could have happened if my partner had not stepped in.”

A letter sent to Dublin City Council and released as part of a Freedom of Information request

Professionally-dressed cyclists’ making Clontarf promenade unsafe, woman claims (Irish Times)

Judith Goldberger writes:

Professionally-dressed cyclists’ making Clontarf promenade unsafe, woman claims
What is a “professionally dressed” cyclist?

They do sound like a right crowd of Eddy Jerckx all the same.
Any ideas who requested the FOI? And why?

Anyone?

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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.

Cycle Lanes Concerns Ignored By Dublin City Council Leads To Predictable Results (IrishCycle.com)