Irish Cycle Facility of the Week

Above and below is part of a route made of Chapelizod Road and Conyngham Road along the Phoenix Park in Dublin. Plans are due to be released which are to change the route to a two-way segregated cycle path. Along the 3km of the park’s wall there’s only two vehicular entrances, so it is possibly a good candidate for two-way.

But the images show how badly an upgrade is needed.
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These cars seem to be parked legally in what is some kind of a parking bay. Capture ICFOTW 4

This image from Street View shows how the apparent car parking spaces can only be used by partly using the dashed cycle lane.

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The above is at the Islandbridge Gate Lodge entrance to the park.

Images: Paul Corcoran images 1-2, 4; Google image 3
Location: Chapelizod Rd / Conyngham Rd, Islandbridge, Dublin
Local body/authority: Dublin City Council
Street View: Current view shows as above

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

Cian Ginty
I am editor of and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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