Bollards and planters protecting the cycle lanes have been installed at and approaching Dolphin’s Barn Bridge in Dublin 8.
Josilaine Ribeiro, a 36-year-old Brazilian carer who was living in Dublin, was killed in a collision involving her bicycle and a truck at the bridge last year on November 6th. It is understood that the truck driver, who was driving the six-axle articulated tipper truck, was stopped a short distance from the bridge.
Dolphin’s Barn Bridge, is a road bridge over the Grand Canal, linking the Crumlin Road to Dolphin’s Barn and Cork Street.
A reader sent IrishCycle.com the photos of the bollards and planters that have been mainly placed at Parnell Road and Dolphin Road, which run east-west parallel to the canal.
Councillors and residents in the area have been seeking road safety improvements for the Crumlin Road for some time now, including raising the issue at local area council meetings. After the death of Josilaine, they extended their call to include the bridge.