Irish Cycle Facility of the Week

March 3, 2014:

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This is a personal favourite ours — it’s on our commute. It highlights the high quality infrastructure paid for in the last few years by the Department of Transport without any wasteful oversight on quality.

The narrow width and location of the cycle lane in a 60km/h zone leading into an 80km/h road are both ruled out by the National Cycle Manual. But luckily for local cyclists, the manual’s rules still don’t apply outside the Greater Dublin Area. So cyclists are not deprived of the fun experience of a design which puts them right beside trucks and cars traveling at 60km/h and, sometimes, well above that.

Images: IrishCycle.com
Location: Killala Road, Ballina, Co Mayo
Local body/authority: Ballina Town Council / Mayo County Council
Street View: Current view shows before cycle lane installed

Send suggestions to hello@irishcycle.com. And make sure to view the original and UK-focused facility of the month page on Warrington Cycle Campaign’s website.

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

1 Comment

  1. Sometimes? Most Times, more like.

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