Galway City Council, Minister Paschal Donohoe, Dept. of Transport
The Galway City Council and The Department of Transport are removing a number of free public stands from the streets of Galway. These are used by people every day and there is already an under-supply of them. These stands will be replaced by "Coke Zero" Bike hire scheme. No intention to replace the free public bike stands has been announced.
Where are people from Galway expected to lock their bicycles?
We will be forced to lock them to poles and railings blocking the footpaths and pedestrians in the process. City Councillors will then begin criticising cyclists more for obstructing streets and pathways!
There will be 19 'Coke Zero' bike stands, with a total of 205 'Coke Zero' bikes placed at them. This is a good project and we support it, but people are already lacking space to lock their bikes and we deserve more free public bike stands.
1) new free public bike stands installed in the Mainguard Street area where some are currently being removed;
2) new free public bike stands installed at Ravens Terrace where recent roadworks removed the previous ones;
3) Galway City Council to prioritise the installation of bicycle facilities in Galway City, especially in the pedestrian areas of the old medieval centre.
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