(Update 02/07/12: Now in place onstreet…cheers to Alan for the pics https://twitter.com/AlanRiain/status/219768310697426944)
So we saw recently that in Helsinki they’re starting to put extra temporary cycle-parking onto the city streets for the ‘Summer’ half of the year (when more people cycle).
This got us thinking about a Beta, so we’re going to begin to look at the idea here also.
So we’re going to place one of the above car-shaped bike racks in the Beta Area (Dublin City Council currently owns two of them), and ask for your feedback.
We were looking at potential spots in the Beta Area and we decided to try out this spot on Capel Street as there seemed to be lots of bicycles locked onto various poles immediately around that spot.
This temporary bike stand will be put onto Capel Street during the week starting 2nd July (as all Betas, we’re not committing to any particular length of time).
So tell us what you think!
- Is there a need for more cycle-parking in Dublin?
- Do you like the idea of providing just enough bicycle-parking for the Winter 6 months of the year (avoiding over-cluttering streets), then temporarily increasing demand during the Summer 6 months of the year (when more people take to their bikes)?
- If there’s a need for more, are there any particular places where you’d like to see it?
- Anything else about cycle parking that you’d like to suggest to us?
There’s more general cycling info on http://www.dublincitycycling.ie/ if interested!