Green Party welcome potential of using car parks for indoor cycle parking

by Rachel Darcy

Green Party councillors on Dublin City Council have welcomed the news that the council are in negotiations with several multi-storey car parks to try to provide additional secure, indoor cycle parking.

Green Party councillor Donna Cooney – Dublin’s first Bicycle Mayor – wrote to the Dublin City Council Chief Executive Owen Keegan in May, requesting that as part of its Covid mobility response, Dublin City Council would examine using multi-storey car parks as a solution for the provision of secure bicycle parking.

Councillor Cooney said: “After attending the BYCS European Bicycle Mayor Summit in Amsterdam in February and seeing their excellent cycling parking infrastructure, it seemed to be the obvious solution to integrated transport.

“The council has been rolling out safe cycling infrastructure as part of the city’s response to the Covid crisis. People are being encouraged to cycle into the city to free up capacity on the roads and on public transport for those who need it, and the provision of safe, secure bicycle parking is an essential aspect of that.

“I wrote to the Chief Executive on behalf of myself and my Green Party colleagues, and we’re very pleased to hear that the council is now negotiating with car parks to move our suggestion forward and secure this space for cycle parking.”

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