March 31, 2014:
This is an oldie. We photographed a detailed overview of the Finglas Road cycle route in 2010 — it was just after the route had been renewed with works to improve sections of it and the lane markings repainted.
A top-class featured unchanged in years is the wooden ESB pole shown in the background above (here’s our 2010 photo of it). Dutch and Danish cyclists will be looking on with jealous eyes — why can’t they have large poles in the middle of narrow cycle paths painted onto footpaths? They should be so lucky!
Some Dublin cyclists complain about the low quality red surfacing used on cycle paths, but the above pic compared to the image at the same spot four years ago shows that an impressive 50-60% of the surface on this section has lasted a few years!
Why don’t more people cycle in Dublin? The city’s cycle paths are world-class.
Image: Sam Boles
Location: Finglas Road at Glasnevin Cemetery
Local body/authority: Dublin City Council
Street View: Here
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