Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.
Fingal County Council has become the first Local Authority in Ireland to launch a ‘Mobility Hub’ to “support accessible and sustainable travel “.
Via Fingal County Council
The hub comprises five parking bays with specific colour-coordinated functions including age-friendly, disabled, electric vehicle charging, bike rack (bike share and public), and car sharing.
The aim of the Mobility Hub is to encourage varied and sustainable types of transport in areas that are close to existing public transport links with high concentration of employment, housing, shopping, amenities and recreation.
Over the coming months, the Mobility Hubs will be rolled out on a phased basis across Fingal towns and villages….
Or fresh restrictive madness?
Only you can decide.
Pic via Fingal Press Office
Macroom, County Cork.
Thanks Seamus Ó Suilleabháin
Hanover Street, Cork city.
Paul Kav writes:
“At least they didn’t park on the double yellow line…”
On Monday afternoon, despite the tempting display of pastries piled on the counter, Luigi Massone’s café, Scoff, on Ranelagh’s main street was empty save for two small tables of customers.
Pointing behind him, just hours after new higher parking charges came into force in the Dublin 6 village, Massone said: “Look, the place is empty. It’s lunchtime. They changed a lot of rules. The business of everybody has gone down.”
Parking tariffs rose across the city on Monday. However, Ranelagh and Rathmines are among the districts most affected, seeing a 70 per cent increase in charges from €1.60 to €2.70 per hour…
‘Look, the place is empty’ – rise in parking charges hits Ranelagh businesses (Irish Times)
Social Democrats cllr Elisa O’Donovan tweetz:
This is so depressing to see. Cars parked in space where a few months ago beautiful, mature trees had stood. There was such an opportunity to use this green space as a positive community amenity and space shame on previous Limerick Council councillors for voting for this.
Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, yesterday afternoon
(Thanks Ghosted For Vanessa By Frilly Keane)
Hundreds of bollards populating a side street once plagued with illegally parked cars in Shonan near Enoshima in Japan – their reflective ‘eyes’ creating the surreal impression of black ghosts emerging from below ‘like something out of a Hayao Miyazaki film’.
Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Another 10 bike spaces gone from today to allow for 1 more car park space across from the Department of Justice…
In the car park of Dunnes Stores, Cabinteely, Dublin.
Rose Hayles writes:
Went to park in ‘parent & child’ space but these guys got in before me (they didn’t have a child with them).