— DublinBikes stations contuine to be closed for days to facilitated one-day events
— Huge gap between road closure times and DublinBikes station closures
Multi-day gaps between closing and re-opening DublinBikes stations to facilitate large events which are only a day long is a matter of resources, Dublin City Council has said.
“Station closures are agreed based on the advice of the event organiser in order to facilitate event management and planning. Station closure/reopening times are determined by operational resource requirements as well as any requirements of the event organiser,” said a spokeswoman for Dublin City Council.
The latest example of DublinBikes stations closing for multiple days around events which are only one day or less is the Dublin Marathon 2016, which is due to take place this Sunday.
Four stations — Merrion Square East, Merrion Square West, Fitzwilliam Square East, and Mount Street Lower — will be closed from 3pm on Friday to 10am on Monday. Here’s how the DublinBikes and road closures compare:
- Merrion Square East DublinBike station is closed from 3pm Friday 28th – 10am Monday 31st, but the roadway on Merrion Square East is only closed between 6am Sunday to 8pm on Saturday and this only applies to the “park side only”.
- Merrion Square West DublinBike station is closed from 3pm Friday 28th – 10am Monday 31st but the street is only closed between 4am to 7pm on Sunday.
- Fitzwilliam Square East DublinBike station is closed from 3pm Friday 28th – 10am Monday 31st, but the street is only closed from 4am to 11am on Sunday.
- Mount Street Lower DublinBike station is closed from 3pm Friday 28th – 10am Monday 31st but the street is only closes from 4am to 7.30pm on Sunday.