Irish Cycle Facility of the Week

The Irish Cycle Facility of the Week is back by popular demand: To keep it going, make sure to email your examples to…

This one is a mystery to us. It seems like a place for motorists to pull in without interrupting traffic, but the apparent layby has a 24 clear way sign on it (no parking or stopping). Answers on a postcard please (or by email or twitter if you’d like). Google Street View has it from other angles:



Images: Aidan Kearns
Location: R118, Dublin
Local body/authority: Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Street View: Currently as 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.

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.


  1. the bike lane, takes you in via the estate, off the main road and then sets you up at the roundabout to cross at the pedestrian/cyclist lights.
    it actually makes sense.
    also while it may be a clear way there are playing pitches across the road which leads to people being dropped off along the road

  2. Looks like it was intended to be a bus lay-by perhaps?

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