A spokesman the agency which looks after Dublin’s Luas tram system said that it was regrettable that a bicycle shelter at the Windy Arbour stop had to be removed due to anti-social behaviour. The bicycle racks are to remain in place, unsheltered.
The tram stop is at the western end of the Luas-UCD-Dart route.
Tom Manning, a spokesman for the Railway Procurement Agency, said: “The bike shelter at Windy Arbour was removed because it was being used as a focal point for young people to congregate and , in some cases, engage in anti-social behaviour. This resulted in numerous complaints from local residents. RPA concluded that, unfortunately, the only solution was to remove the shelter altogether.”
He added: “It is regrettable that a facility that was installed in order to improve the local environment and provide a convenient location for cyclists to leave their bikes and travel on Luas, proved to be such a nuisance to neighbours. The bicycle racks themselves were left in place.”