Upgraded Cycle Parking Facility Opens in Drury Street Car Park

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha officially opens Dublin City Council’s expanded and upgraded cycle parking facility in Drury Street Car Park today. He was joined by a representative of the National Transport Authority, Brendan O’ Brien, Head of Technical Services, Dublin City Council and Dublin City Councillors.

The newly expanded facility which was funded with the support of the National Transport Authority has a capacity for 332 bicycles, almost twice the capacity of the original facility that opened in the car park in 2009. During the upgrade of the cycle facility, new lighting and CCTV security cameras were installed and fire alarms and fire exits were upgraded. Also for the first time in a cycle facility in Dublin city, a public bicycle maintenance area with basic tools will be provided and parking will be available for cargo bicycles.

The new secure cycling facility is free to use and it is open to the public from Monday to Thursday from 7am to Midnight, Friday, 7am to 1am, Saturdays, 8am to 1am and Sundays 10am to 7pm.

Speaking at the opening of the new facility, Ardmhéara Mícheál Mc Donncha said “I’m delighted to open this excellent cycling facility and I am confident that it will encourage many more people to cycle into this part of the city, in the knowledge that there is a safe, secure location to park their bicycles.”

Brendan O’Brien, Head of Technical Services, Dublin City Council said “This new facility meets a clear demand for safe, secure cycle parking. It shows what can be done in a multi-storey car park. We would welcome other car park operators approaching Dublin City Council with proposals on how they could provide similar facilities.”

Dublin City Council is already looking at other facilities that are suitable for providing such parking and they hope to develop more facilities to compliment this one in the near future. This will compliment the ongoing on-street cycle parking programme that has already provided over 1,300 spaces this year.

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