Quote Barry Long "Why are Dublin planners not doing more for cyclists?"
I think Anto's question answers on Sandyford that Quote "Who do you blame, crappy architects or the planners who should be facilitaing pedistrians/public transport users."
It is a combination of the Legacy of the way roads were designed in the 1970's and 1980's. No thought whatsoever was given to the humble bike in these decades. Also the planners in the case of Sandyford got it wrong on a monumental scale.
Sandyford possessed location advantage as an industrial and more specifically distribution park when built. It was the closest ind est to the ferry at Dunlaoire and its tenant mix was mostly importers and distributers.
When land values exploded during the late 1990's developers began building offices on some of the smaller units. The planners saw LUAS as the great solution to access. They were right there was a small working population and virtually empty trams were due to service the place as they were travelling in the opposite direction to the city.
The subsequent problem is that no-one in DLR coco kept a record of just how much office space they were giving to permission to. They were also not careful on the specific locations of sites such as Central Park.
The current development on the former allegro warehousing is the perfect example. Formerly it accomodated 50-100 vehicles. When completed it will contain 50,000 sq metres of offices. Thats your problem and this scheme is only one of many and is dwarfed by some.
Sandyford will probably become the most unsustainable district in Europe once all the existing projects are completed.
Quote Barry Long "Why are Dublin architects not doing more for cyclists?"
Its not the architects job to make the development plans or roads.