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Irish Cycle Facility of the Week — July 3, 2021

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Elizabeth writes:

“Can I please nominate this death trap – Yes it’s in Ireland so it spits you out into oncoming traffic. Yes it was recently resurfaced and repainted Exploding head

Image thanks to: Elizabeth Hickey
Location: Firhouse Road, Dublin
Local body/authority: South Dublin County Council
Street View: Currently shows before cycle lane was repainted

Send suggestions to hello@irishcycle.com. Inspired by the UK-focused facility of the month page by the Warrington Cycle Campaign.

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