Dublin’s newest cycling campaign, I Bike Dublin, is to step up its human chain protest tomorrow (Thursday) by focusing on protecting a cycle lane on a main arterial route for the first time.
The group is looking to protect the cycle lane on the Ranelagh Road near the Supervalu shop between 8.30am and 9.30am tomorrow. The cycle lane around this location is is often blocked by motorists popping into shops or to get coffee.
The campaign’s previous protests have mainly focused on the contra-flow cycle lane on St Andrews Street, a busy but mainly a local access street off Dame Street. Yesterday the group mprotested on St Andrew’s Street and Westland Row (pictured above, from I Bike Dublin on Twitter).
On Twitter, I Bike group said: “We have been asked many times for an action in Ranelagh. The time has arrived. This Thursday (13th) 8.30 -9.30am outside Supervalu. Join us?”
They also said: “Hey, just a thank you note for the support we got at Andrew’s St and Westland Row this morning. That kept us going in the rain!”