Getting around Dublin by bike means you don't have to worry about sticking to bus timetables or being restricted by parking meters. Whether you're just popping down to the shops to pick up some milk, commuting to work or cycling to get fit and help the environment, cycling gives you the freedom to be flexible and spontaneous.
Dublin joins the list of great cities to have its own bike sharing scheme, including Seville, Brussels, Vienna, Paris and many more.
The Canal Way Cycle Route
The Canal Way Cycle Route, Dublin’s latest cycling facility, opens in March. The 3.6km route is mainly off-road and it links Portobello with Spencer Dock running past the Grand Canal. The scenic route passes Leeson St Bridge, Dublin’s Docklands and over the iconic Samuel Beckett Bridge.
As a cyclist, you won’t have share the route with motorists, pedestrians and other road users. This makes the Canal Way Cycle Route ideal for individual cyclists, families, groups and anyone who wishes to join Dublin’s growing cycling community.
The route passes nine junctions where cyclists will have to interact with pedestrians and motor vehicles. Traffic signals at these junctions will go live on 14th March.
For information on how to use the junctions, a route map, to view a short video and for more information on the Canal Way Cycle Route see www.dublincitycycling.ie/canalway
The Canal Way Cycle Route was constructed by Dublin City Council with funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport under the Smarter Travel Initiative.
Cycle Parking Facility on Drury Street
The facility offers indoor cycle parking to cyclists around shops, bars, restaurants and cafés, right in the heart of the city.
The cycle park is located on the ground floor of Drury Street Car Park. An entire floor of car parking spaces was removed to provide for cyclists. The facility is designed for short-term use so this means anyone from commuters, to tourists, to shoppers can use it.
The cycle parking area is under constant surveillance by CCTV and its completely free to the general public. The parking facility is open at the following times:
- Monday to Saturday: 7.30am to 1.00am
- Sunday: 11.00am to 7.00pm