Limerick City continues trend of mixing cycling with motorists and pedestrians

A brand new urban junction redesign in Limerick City continues the trend in Ireland of mixing cycling with both motorists and pedestrians.

The Parnell St/Wickham St scheme by Limerick City and County Council is under construction. The below images are from the tender documents for the project.

The design of the project includes the common problem with Irish cycle routes of putting people cycling into different types of share spaces with both pedestrians and motorists.

Most of the cycling area on the project drawings are painted unprotected cycle lanes, yet, the council expects people cycling and wanting to make a right turn to do so by first divert onto a footpath.

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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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