Since visiting Geneva, a number of years ago, I have advocated to Dublin City Council repeatedly the need for better indoor cycle parking within the city centre.
I am pleased, therefore, to report that Dublin City Council, yesterday, launched two new indoor cycle parking facilities in the North City Centre.
In total, the new facilities will provide secure, indoor cycle parking for 244 bicycles and four cargo/accessible cycles. The locations are Jervis Street Car Park (APCOA) and Q-Park The Spire. Both facilities are bright, spacious and monitored by CCTV security cameras with cycle parking available free of charge.
Dublin City Council has been activity seeking suitable north side locations following the opening and success of the indoor cycle parking facility in Drury Street which caters for 300 bicycles.
This significant increase in the provision of indoor cycle parking in the city is very welcome, and as Chairman of the Dublin Central Area Committee of Dublin City Council, I will work with officials in continuing to seek opportunities to deliver similar initiatives.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee