Bike Parking

One of the joys of cycling is how convenient it is to park a bicycle right in front of your destination. There are bicycle racks and safe bicycle parking all over Dublin City. And we could always do with more!

One in Six Give up Cycling in Dublin as a Result of Bike Theft, Finds Survey of 1,500 People

A survey by Dublin Cycling Campaign shows that one in 6 people who have had a bicycle stolen do not return to cycling, and a further 26% reduce their cycling habits as a result of theft. It is estimated that 20,000+ bikes are stolen annually in Dublin alone, a 100% increase since 2008. This could mean that over 3,000 people stop cycling each year in Dublin due to bike theft, and possibly a further 5,000 reduce the amount they cycle as a result of bike theft.

Dublin City Bike Parking Guidance

In the past, there has been an under provision of secure cycle parking in apartment complexes in Dublin. This has led to bicycles being stored in apartments and on balconies potentially detracting from visual amenity and increasing maintenance costs for communal areas. The quality and quantity of cycle parking provision in apartment developments should encourage residents to adopt cycling as a sustainable mode of transport.

The Bicycle Clinic @Parking Day 19 September

As part of PARK(ing) Day we’ll be running a free Bicycle Clinic on Molesworth Street from 10am to 5pm on Friday the 19th September. Qualified mechanics from the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun will be on hand to do a check up on essential features of your bicycle. And if your bicycle passes the test you’ll get a free set of LED bike lights! There’ll be some nibbles from Cornucopia while you wait.

Bike Parking

One of the joys of cycling is how convenient it is to park a bicycle right in front of your destination. There are bicycle racks and some safe bicycle parking all over Dublin City. But we could always do with more! If there is a new supermarket, office or other development planned for your area make sure to ask for convenient and secure bike parking to be included.

Bike Park in Drury Street

Bike Park in Drury Street

In December 2009 Dublin City Council launched a new initiative to provide extra cycle parking spaces in the city centre. They removed 16 car parking slots from the ground floor of Drury Street Car Park and replaced them with 200 bike spaces.

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