05 February 2010
New 30KPH Limit in City and Bicycle Parking in Drury Street Carpark.
The City Council and Dublin Cycling Campaign has acquired Free Parking for Bicycles in Drury Street Carpark since September 09 with the added benefit of CCTV Cameras. After I got my Organic Seed Potatoes in Mr Midletons Garden Shop on Mary Street I went up to Drury Street to see what it was like. There is not much uptake on the Bike Parking so far,there was 7 Bikes and mine made 8. I was there around last Week as well and the same amount of Bikes was Parked 7. So it seems only People who are going to be there all Day are only Parking there Bikes and all others preferring to Park nearest the Shops on Sth William Street or St Stephens Green. The Dublin City Council put in a 30KPH Limit in Dublins City Core on Sunday last. It is only in a small Central area of the City and the AA Motoring Organisation is losing its Rag over it saying it will hold up Motorists. Well Sod them they are always complaining,it is time to give the City back to the People like the Pedestrians and Cyclists make it safer. We could do with more Traffic free areas as well.Pic 1 On the way into the City on the Malahide Road.Pic 2Organic Seed Potatoes and Nuts for the Birdies.Pic 3Luciano Pavarotti's Hands Immortalised in Bronze set in the Pavement outside the Gaiety Theatre on Sth King Street with the other Great and the good he came he saw and he Conquered when he appeared on the Gaiety to Rapturous acclaim.Pic 4Parked Bikes on Mercer Street not far from Drury Street.Pic 5 Gaiety Theatre Sth King Street. Pic 6Unicycle performer with blazing Torches on Grafton Street.Pic 7 Sign advertising the Bike Parking outside Drury Street Carpark.Pic 8 Old Raleigh from the 1960ties.Pic 9 Two Pictures of Gerty Parked in Drury Stret Carpark. The only Negative thing I can say about the Carpark is there is always a horrible Stench of Petrol while I am in there,very Unhealthy Job for the Attendants. Great Idea the Bike Parking in Carparks,I hope they put more of them in the City. They took away Parking for 22 Cars and put in 162 Stands for Bikes,that is 162 less Cars in Dublin.