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Parking for 3,000 bicycles available for Phoenix Park mass

NTA and has announced that there will be three bicycle parks available for people who want to travel to the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park by bicycle next Sunday.

The facilities are at the DIT Grangegorman, (junction of Grangegorman Rd Upper and North Circular Rd); Civic Offices at Wood Quay; and Scoil Bhríde Cailíní, Blanchardstown with total capacity of over 3,000 cyclists. The DIT site is a 3.6km walk to the Papal Cross. Civic Offices is a 4.2km walk, and Scoil Bhríde Cailíní is 4.9km.

Cycle parking will be provided free of charge to the cyclists.  It will operate on a ‘cloakroom’ basis. A numbered sticker will be placed on each bicycle and a corresponding wrist band will be given to the cyclist. The cyclist will be required to present their wristband as they remove their bicycle after the event. The facilities will be staffed at all times by security personnel.

NTA spokesman said: “The message for people again is to leave their cars at home. We have made substantial provision for people travelling to Phoenix Park using sustainable transport modes in partnership with Dublin Bus, Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann, Luas and Translink. Now with 3,000 spaces secured for bicycles, people who wish to use the most environmentally sustainable mode to get to the Phoenix Park, can do so.”