Cycle lane concerns ignored by Dublin City Council leads to predictable results

Dublin City Council has once again proceed with a street re-design project without dedicated and protected space for cycling. The results are as predicted — there’s conflict between users and motorists are regularly blocking a contra-flow cycle lane. The Kilmainham Civic Space project, led by the City Architects Division, redesigned the street space in front of Kilmainham Gaol and the offices, cafe, homes and hotel across from it. Users of the redesigned route have called it confusing and question if the council have a “complete disregard for cyclists’ safety”. The project team ignored feedback requesting dedicated space for cycling in the project and ignored years of complaints to the council from people using the cycle route that taxies waiting and vans loading was common place on the previous two-way cycle lane outside the hotel and offices. The new design includes mixing walking and cycling on footpaths and crossings; an unprotected contra-flow cycle lane already prone to parking and loading on it; car parking spaces inside the contra-flow cycle lane which motorists must cross to use the spaces; and mixing bicycles with tourist buses in a shared traffic lane. A call from the NCBI, the national sight loss charity, not to … Continue reading Cycle lane concerns ignored by Dublin City Council leads to predictable results