Irish Cycle Facility of the Week

December 17, 2014:

“The cars in the foreground are parked up against the back of the bikes. The cars in the background are parked up against empty stands for the bikes.”

The above photo — even if a temporary issue and due to be fixed — illustrates the haphazard roll-out of Coke-Zero bicycles in Galway. The area around the bike station could have easily been secured with traffic cones.

Despite long delays before the system was partly launched three weeks ago the network is still not fully up and running. One key station was removed before launch at the wish of councillors, and it’s unclear if all the stations due to live ever will.

Images: Shane Foran
Location:  Wood Quay, Galway
Local body/authority: Galway City Council / NTA
Street View: Not shown

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


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