Man in his 30s knocked off bicycle and injured in collision at bus stop in the Phoenix Park

A man in his 30s was injured this morning after he was knocked off his bicycle in a collision at the bus stop in the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

A passerby who witnessed the aftermath but not the collision confirmed that OPW Park Rangers and other passing cyclists had stopped to help ahead of emergency services arriving. The injured man was on the ground and was aided by a passing cyclist.'s reader-funded journalism won't survive without your help. With over 762,000 views so-far this year, it's not just "avid cyclists" who read this website, but, if you want it to keep going, more support is needed from readers like you. Now, back to the article...

The collision happened at the marked bus stop and the makeshift bus waiting area, which was used for shuttle buses over the weekend for Bloom in Phoenix Park. Bord Bia — which runs Bloom with the OPW, which manages the park — said last week that the cycle lane was “closed for safety”.

The lane was reopened ahead of rush hour this morning, but a stretch of the protective bollards which lined the cycle lane had not been replaced after they were removed to enlarge the gap in the bollards.

It is understood that the original gap in the bollards was an auxiliary bus stop for the 99 bus for when the park’s Visitor Centre is closed, such as during events like Bloom. It’s unclear if the Visitor Centre was accessible this morning.

The gap in the cycle lane for the bus stop was made when the 99 bus route was set up to link the park with Parkgate Street, which in turn links with trains and the Luas at Heuston Station. The gap for the bus stop was much smaller before the layout was changed ahead of Bloom.

A spokesperson at the Garda Press Office said: “Gardaí attended a traffic collision that occurred at approximately 8:35am this morning Wednesday, 5th of June 2024 on Chesterfield Avenue in Phoenix Park, Dublin 7. A cyclist and a bus were involved in this collision.”

The Garda spokesperson added: “The cyclist, a man aged in his 30s, was conveyed to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained as a result of this collision.”


  1. I’m very surprised at the opw not fixing the lane the bus stop areas are small and no bus could even hit a cyclist using them.the picture does not even show a bus stop area but rather the main road with unsegregated cycle track


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