January 19, 2015:
This image was taken last month of Mount Street Lower in Dublin… is it an old issue? It sure it, but the road has since been resurfaced in very recent history without the city council bothering to fix the flaws in the cycle lane. The bend outwards shown between the white van and blue taxi pushes bicycles into or at least closer to the flow of traffic. The dashed nature of the lane lines allows motorists to enter and drive in the cycle lane.
When the road was being resurfaced, the cycle lane should — in accordance with the first edition of National Cycle Manual — been made into a solid-line cycle lane and it should have been widened, removing the bend in the lane.
The old red surface was also remove — as has been done around the city. Rather than fix the issue of poor red surfacing, they are just scraping the red surface.
Location: Mount Street Lower, Dublin City
Local body/authority: Dublin City Council
Street View: Current view shows before resurfacing
Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. And make sure to view the original and UK-focused facility of the month page on Warrington Cycle Campaign’s website.