Bollards installed this week to protect a cycle lane outside a Galway City school from illegal parking were described as a “valiant effort”, but it seems it might already be a failed effort as motorists yesterday drove around the bollards to park on the cycle lane.
Galway City Council installed the bollards on Threadneedle Road this week as schools are on their Easter holiday — so the bollards might yet prove effective at restraining school run traffic.
Galway-based sustainable transport group, Cosain, told this site on Wednesday that they were giving the bollards a “cautious welcome” but yesterday they contacted us with images of two vans and a car which just mounted the footpath to get around the bollards.
A spokesman from Cosain said: “School travel in Galway is very unregulated, and driving and parking misbehaviour around the school gate can be both excessive and aggressive. Something needs to be done to improve access and safety for cyclists and pedestrians, and to give a strong signal that active travel to school is being prioritised at last.”
Images from Wednesday:
And here’s the pre-bollards image: