Segregation of cycle lanes in Cork welcomed

People who cycle in Cork celebrated a win this week as Cork City Council finally started segregating existing cycle lanes with plastic bollards and dividers.

The amount of protection using bollards is relatively short, but people have welcomed the action as a good first step, and welcomed the council changing its previous stance that cars parking in cycle lanes was just a policing issue.

Here’s a sample of the new bollards:

https://twitter.com/corkcitycouncil/status/1331634790467067905

https://twitter.com/conndonovan9/status/1334244007233400845

Some of the cycle lanes are very narrow and the narrowness effect is made worse by Cork City Council insisting that dividers be placed inside cycle lane line markings — despite councils elsewhere placing bollards on painted lines:

Like the use of plastic bollards elsewhere, there’s also some other teething problems:

A sample of more videos, photos and reaction from Cork:

https://twitter.com/dtexlyn/status/1334123674400657408

https://twitter.com/CorkCyclingCrew/status/1331993704882724866

https://twitter.com/conndonovan9/status/1334255814278787072

The recent work includes the installation of new cycle lane as part of a project on Horgan’s Quay, which IrishCycle.com has reported on before.

 

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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