Photos from the Grange Road cycle path construction

Construction is still underway for the Grange Road Cycle and Walking Scheme in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. Although not finished yet, there do appear to be a number of problems with the new south-bound route, which goes from the junction with Nutgrove Avenue as far the St Enda’s Park. Starting at Nutgrove Avenue, the first part […]

Protected cycle lane in Terenure village

Since the new Lotts & Co supermarket opened on Rathfarnham Road a couple of months ago, there’s been a lot of dangerous parking outside by customers and delivery drivers. Well, thanks to Dublin City Council, as of this morning there’s new plastic bollards protecting the cycle lane. They start not far from the Terenure crossroad, […]

Dodder Greenway link through Bushy Park

The bridge linking the Dodder Greenway to Bushy Park in Terenure is now open. A new carpark has been constructed, a new pedestrian/cyclist crossing point added, and a 4-metre wide shared-use footpath and cyclepath bridge now connects Dodder View Road across the River Dodder into Bushy Park. The bridge curves to the side inside the […]

Protected cycle lanes in Rathmines

I was cycling through Rathmines on Sunday 5th July 2020, and noticed that Dublin City Council had been busy adding bollards and orcas to protect the cycle lane. In the past this cycle lane was notorious for being blocked by parked vehicles, which meant that groups such as I BIKE Dublin used to take direct […]

Dublin to see a redistribution of road space

The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to radically change the way we distribute road space in Dublin city centre. With a target to double the number of people who walk, and triple the number who cycle, it looks like we’re going to have road space taken away from motor vehicles and given over to active […]

Bicycle helmets should be the last line of defence

There’s nothing so divisive as the debate around whether helmets should be compulsory for cyclists. Some advocates of helmet compulsion argue that if they can help (even by a little bit) to prevent injury or death, then we should all be made to wear them. And while they are entitled to that opinion, the focus […]