Protected cycle lanes are no good if they’re blocked

I took this photo a few weeks ago on a Sunday evening in Dublin city centre. These communal bins belong to a nearby apartment block, and someone has decided to block the majority of the cycle lane with them, forcing people on bikes out into the general traffic lane. Before the cycle lane protection bollards […]

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 […]

What does good cycling infrastructure look like?

This is a typical cycle lane in Dublin city centre. It consists of a bit of paint at the side of the road. Technically it’s an offence for motor vehicles to drive or park in a cycle lane, but enforcement is very rare, and all too often motorists stray into these painted cycle lanes without […]