— 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:
I'm afraid standards are slipping at the @SandersonLtd1 site on Upper Camden Street. Twice in the last two days there have been vehicles unloading to the site from the 24hr cycle lane. This morning they were also blocking the footpath. pic.twitter.com/hXaB8YiGzR
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) May 22, 2019
Yep, get forced out into the traffic here almost every morning now. Right at the tight spot at the pedestrian lights too. Been looking for someone to say it to but the vehicles are always driverless.
— Kinger ᚊᚔᚅᚌᚓᚏ (@Erichth0nius) May 22, 2019
Literally every time I cycle this route there is at least one vehicle parked on the 24 hour cycle lane. This afternoon it was APL Heating & Plumbing delivering to the @SandersonLtd1 site and an abandoned private car outside @DamascusGateDub with the hazards flashing. pic.twitter.com/Jxq3UkvKDR
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) July 15, 2019
This morning it was @timelesssashwin's turn to block the Upper Camden Street 24 hour cycle lane while delivering to the @SandersonLtd1 site, forcing people to cycle out on to the main carriageway shared with buses, cars, trucks and taxis pic.twitter.com/EumPim7HXo
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) July 15, 2019
Not one, but two delivery vehicles parked on the Camden St 24hr cycle lane this morning making deliveries to @ChoppedIRL (and no, I haven't obscured the number plate on the white van which is also blocking the footpath – it just doesn't have a number plate) pic.twitter.com/Xp1FJqthEy
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) April 19, 2019
Five vehicles parked on the Upper Camden Street 24hr cycle lane this morning – at least three delivering to the @SandersonLtd1 @jdwtweetsuk site – which is disappointing because until the last month or so they have been very good at keeping the lane clear. pic.twitter.com/7oUARwmf3N
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) July 4, 2019
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) January 31, 2019
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) January 28, 2019
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) May 16, 2019
Just a normal day on the 24 hour mandatory cycle lane on Upper Camden Street – three vehicles in total, several more parked in the bus lane on Lower Camden Street and six vehicles parked in the South Great George's Street bus lane, but sure who cares, eh? #freethecyclelanes pic.twitter.com/bdEdPwVY7T
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) June 22, 2018
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) October 16, 2018
And not a moment too soon – there were three vans abandoned on the 24hr mandatory cycle lane on Camden Street this afternoon. People will continue to park illegally, and endanger people cycling, if they know they can get away with it. pic.twitter.com/xl7pcr0UrG
— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) June 7, 2018
IMAGE: I Bike Dublin / Ciarán Ferrie
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