After the “miracle on Aungier Street” yesterday — where a car parked on the cycle lane since before Christmas was towed — there’s now the nightmare on Aungier Street — one car replacing another again and again.
This is the third car be parked in around the same spot in one of the busiest cycle lanes in the country.
The blue car was proceeded by a red car and that was proceeded by a grey car. It’s unclear if there is similar ownership.
This morning. Aungier Street. THAT red car replaced by what might become known as THAT blue car. Someone is taking the absolute piss here. That’s three cars of similar vintage parked up here over the last few months, lest we forget the white car that preceded the red one pic.twitter.com/ncDvUD0oAi
— Jerranice (@SoCoMumdrum) January 11, 2019
Although some people are calling it a grey car:
— Paul corcoran (@Paulcorcoran10) January 11, 2019
And a short video clip:
It’s an absolute heap. The clampers would be doing him a favour. At least the red one had functioning brake lights/rear bumper intact. @dublincycling @IBIKEDublin @dublinblockers @IrishCycle @GardaTraffic @ccferrie pic.twitter.com/NFFGNO3G8N
— Matthew D’Onnelly (@MatteoDonneo) January 11, 2019
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