New cycle parking facility on Drury Street

Posted 27 Oct 2009 to News by Sarah Scannell

Check out our new cycle parking facility on Drury Street. I was delighted to lead the project which was officially opened on Thursday 8th October by Councillor Andrew Montague and Dublin City Council’s Cycling Unit. The facility offers indoor cycle parking to cyclists around shops, bars, restaurants and cafés, right in the heart of the city.

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The cycle park is located on the ground floor of Drury Street Car Park. An entire floor of car parking spaces was removed to provide for cyclists. The facility is designed for short-term use so this means anyone from commuters, to tourists, to shoppers can use it.

What’s great about this new facility is that it’s indoors, the cycle parking area is under constant surveillance by CCTV and its completely free to the general public. I’d imagine it will also tie in quite nicely with the Dublin Bikes scheme in that people will be able to cycle into town, lock their bikes up in a secure indoor facility in the centre of the city and then use the dublinbikes to get around town. There are two stations close by, one around the corner on Exchequer Street and another one up towards St. Stephen’s Green on Chatham Street.

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The City’s Cycling Officer, Ciarán Fallon says “It’s great for cyclists and it’s great for shops and local businesses. There used to be 16 car parking spaces in the cycle parking area, now there’s 192 spaces to park your bike. That’s 12 times as many shoppers only now is they’ll be arriving on 2 wheels instead of 4!”

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