February 16, 2015:
Special guessing game walking and cycling edition: Who works down a road like this?
Above: A bit of illegal parking on an already narrow footpath.
The space widens here but there’s still no space made for cycle lanes on a road which has a fare amount of HGV traffic to the business park and another business after it.
Bonus image from Street View:
This isn’t exactly an uber-rural location. The first image above is just 600 meters from the Post Office in the centre of Ballina. The gates are less than 1km from the town’s central Post Office.
Location: Primrose Hill, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Local body/authority: Mayo County Council
Street View: Currently as shown in images
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