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 […]

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 […]

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 […]