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, […]

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 […]

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 […]