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This morning.

Sandymount, Dublin 4.

Via RTÉ:

The Sandymount cycleway is now due to begin a trial on 15 January after an alternative plan put forward by residents was rejected by the National Transport Authority.

The trial proposed by Dublin City Council will involve a dedicated two-way cycleway on the road with general traffic confined to one lane outbound from the city centre.

Local residents concerned about traffic heading to the East Link Bridge being diverted through residential streets had proposed using the seaside footpath as the cycleway and cyclists would merge with traffic at bus stops.

However a briefing for councillors heard that the National Transport Authority had rejected the plan as the footpath is not wide enough.

It also stated that the proposal for cyclists to merge with traffic at bus stops by going around buses would pose a safety risk and force traffic to stop.

DCC to consider alternative proposal to Sandymount cycleway (RTÉ)



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Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin.


Thanks Bebe



This morning.

Along the North Quay, Dublin.


In Dublin, Jimmy Stagg of Stagg Cycles in Lucan, has seen it all; from the Kelly-Roche boom to the recession and the cycling boom during that period. But he says the current surge in business is more hectic than anything he has ever witnessed.

Asked what it had been like, he said: “Absolutely unbelievable. I’m 45 years in the business and never, ever would I have dreamed anything ike this could happen in our industry.”

Ireland’s new cycling boom: “It’s like nothing I’ve seen in 40 years in business” (Sticky Bottle)





Last night.

Seapoint, County Dublin.

Last night.

Free the lanes!

This morning.

Dublin (exact location unspecified).

Taxi driver TaxiMatt writes:

Now if only there was somewhere safe for this cyclist to cycle and no I’m not tarring you all with the same brush…



Thanks Oisín O’Connor