Cycle lane to be shared with pedestrians in Phoenix park

Recently on my morning commute I noticed “Cycle lane closed” signs in the Phoenix Park. Engineers had been installing lights to light up the bicycle path along Chesterfield Avenue over the last week. The lights have been installed for the dark evenings to enable families alighting from their cars parked along Chesterfield Avenue and walk along the cycle trail to the Wild Lights festival in the Zoo. It’s going to be a very interesting and looking forward to visiting. Unfortunately, there was no public notice of closing the cycle lanes for this event which will be held from this evening Friday 03 Nov 2017 and every Friday, Saturdays & Sunday in November, seven days a week in December (except for 24th, 25th & 26th Dec. approx) and for the first week in January.

Paul McDonnell the Superintendent of the Phoenix Park got back to the Dublin Cycling Campaign after highlighting the closing of cycling lanes and issues with potential conflicts. The OPW will now have wardens warning pedestrians about oncoming cyclists along the Bike lane and warning cyclists to be cautious while cycling along the cycle lane from next week.

Please take care when using the Cycle lane over the next few weeks and maybe let us know what the Wild lights festival is like.

Regards

Paul Corcoran Chairperson Dublin Cycling Campaign

Friday, November 3, 2017

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