Concerns mount over lack of bike parking facilities in city

Removing bike racks from the city centre to make way for the Coke Zero Bike Share scheme has led to concerns from cyclists that they will be left with nowhere to park their bicycles.

The removal of long established bike racks on Mainguard Street and Ravens Terrace, as well as the state of disrepair of other racks, has led to complaints from Labour city councillor Niall McNelis, and the establishment of an online petition by An Mheitheal Rothar, a local community bike workshop.

The Mainguard Street bike rack was recently removed to make way for a Coke Zero Bike hire scheme rack. This raised fears that bike scheme docking stations will replace all current bike racks, leaving established cyclists without parking facilities.


News

Concerns mount over lack of bike parking facilities in city

Removing bike racks from the city centre to make way for the Coke Zero Bike Share scheme has led to concerns from cyclists that they will be left with nowhere to park their bicycles.


What's On

‘We are lucky Galway has a wealth of artists and an arts audience’

FESTIVALS COME thick and fast in Galway this time of the year. The Comedy Carnival has only just finished, but next week will see the launch of the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts which runs from November 7 to 23.

TULCA Festivial of the Visual Arts producer Kate Howard. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Property

Take advantage of the value in Rosan Glas

Leading Galway property expert DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is offering to the market No 147 Rosan Glas, a three storey residence located in the Rahoon area of Galway city. Built in 2006, this outstanding O’Malley built home is being offered to the market by way of public auction on Friday November 21 in the Radisson Hotel, and the selling agent is expecting a lot of interest in this prime property.


Sport

Galway FC on the cusp of promotion tomorrow

Having staged a dramatic late recovery mission at the UCD Bowl on Monday evening to accumulate a 2-1 SSE Airtricity League promotion/relegation play/off advantage, Galway FC will be hoping to claim top flight status in front of a bumper Eamonn Deacy Park crowd tomorrow.


Motors

New Mercedes-Benz CLS coupe and shooting brake arrive

Revised versions of the iconic four-door Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupé and its five-door estate car sibling, the CLS Shooting Brake, have been launched in Ireland.


Business

Past winners encourage businesses to enter SCCUL Enterprise Awards

Past overall winners of the SCCUL Enterprise Awards are encouraging businesses throughout Galway City and County to showcase their achievements by entering the awards and exhibiting at the SCCUL Business Expo. The deadline for receipt of entries to the SCCUL Enterprise Awards is 5.30pm on Monday November 3.

Evelyn Garvey

Lifestyle

New menus and decor, but the same great quality at Season’s

For new menus, updated decor, and a taste sensation that is not to be missed, it has to be Mulroy’s Gastro Pub, Main Street, Castlebar.


Opinion

Galway FC shows what can be done with togetherness

Sometimes a feeling abounds that Galway does not punch the weight it should, that there is something amiss, divisive, unhealthy even, that eats at the heart of every concerted effort to make this city better. It is not a begrudgery. It is something more than that. A sort of reticence in the drive to improve things, to make Galway a city like all the others. There are many reasons for this. There are many objections to key infrastructural advancements, but this in itself is not solely a bad thing. It is an opinionated city, though often the balance of opinion lies with those who pose an alternative view, based on the perception of the world, rather than on how it is viewed or needed locally.


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