Bicycle parking at Drury Street car park in Dublin City Centre is being targeted by bike thieves according to a local councillor.
The bicycle parking area at Drury Street car park still might be safer than on the street with management of the car park saying that it has recorded seven bike theft reports since the start of June.
In a written question, Cllr Claire Byrne (Green Party) asked the council’s chief executive can he address the issue of bike theft in Drury Street car park. She said that the bicycle parking unit is “being targeted for bike theft and the area around the bike stands isn’t being well maintained.”
The written question and reply were published as part of the October 2023 Dublin City Council agenda pack.
Council officials said that the following response was received from Park Rite, who manages this facility on behalf of Dublin City Council, which owns the car park.
Park Rite’s general manager said: “There is CCTV covering the bicycle parking area, and it is monitored. We maintain records of bike thefts and we liaise closely with the Gardaí. There were seven bike thefts reports since the start of June.”
“We have also intercepted individuals on a number of occasions who have come armed with items including bolt cutters and angle grinders. Gardai have indicated an increase in bike thefts across the city,” he said.
He added: “Cleaning of the bike park area is part of the daily cleaning regime of the car park. We will arrange for some additional cleaning of this area. I will be on site this week to inspect the area and ensure the area is brought up to standard.”