Bike lane protection protesters set their aim at Camden Street

— 24 hour cycle lane blocked regularly despite being part of busiest route for cyclists into city centre.

NEWS IN BRIEF: I Bike Dublin, group of cycling campaigners who protest by protecting cycle lanes with their own bodies acting as bollards, have set their eyes on protecting the cycle lane at Upper Camden Street tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

A number of cycle lanes where the group has protested are now protected by bollards and other plastic dividers.

The I Bike Dublin tweeted: “Sick of being pushed out into heavy bus traffic in the morning on Camden Street? Join us tomorrow at 8am to protect the bike lane and keep it clear for your fellow cyclists. Pay it forward with 1 hour of standing on a white line! Meet at the corner at Brady’s pharmacy @ 7.55am.”

The illegal parking on the cycle lane has been documented over time by Ciarán Ferrie, a member of I Bike Dublin:

IMAGE: I Bike Dublin / Ciarán Ferrie

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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