Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council’s mayor has transformed his reserved car parking space into 10 bicycle parking.
The Green Party councillor is just asking that users of the five bicycle stands, which hold two bicycles each, to keep one space free for him.
Posting the above photo on Twitter, Ossian Smyth said: “I had this installed today. I don’t need ten spaces, so anyone who wants to park their bike here is welcome- so long as you leave me a slot!”
The move by the mayor in the south Dublin area contrasts with the mayor in the Dublin City Council area who has said he will accept a mayoral bicycle which will be donated to the council but he has dismissed the practicality of using in for official events as he has to carry the mayoral chain and some documents — items that would easily fit in a basket, front crate, or panniers.
It is understood that the plan to convert the car space to 10 bicycle spaces in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown pre-dates fundraising for a bicycle for the mayor in the city area.