A man in his mid 20’s arrested in connected with this incident was released without charge this evening (19/5/13). A file will now be prepared for the information of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The stretch of road has now reopened.
Investigations are continuing.
Original Garda press release:
Gardaí at Clane Co Kildare are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the Dublin Road, Clane at approximately 2pm today (19/5/13).
A male pedal cyclist in his 80’s was fatally injured when he was struck by a car. The driver of the car (Male in his 20’s) was arrested at the scene for drink driving and is currently detained at Naas Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 –Criminal Justice Act 1984. The deceased was removed to Naas General Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place.
The road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place.
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Naas Garda Station on 045-884300, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.
UPDATE: A more detailed map has been released by the city council, it can be viewed by clicking here. We will make updates/corrections to our Google map as soon as possible.
A map showing new DublinBikes stations planned in the now approved expansion was posted online on Sunday, but many complained it was unclear. On a closer look, even if it was better quality, it’s an outdated map, with buildings where there were streets and railway lines where there’s now station car parks!
So, as accurately as possible, we’ve put the station locations into an interactive map below:
Green bikes = current stations
Red pins = approximate locations of planned stations
Green line: Luas green line, including the BXD extension
Red line: Luas red line
Blue line: Dart / rail line
For the purpose of getting an idea of where the new stations will be, we think most locations are a reasonable replica of the council’s outline map. As the map we’re basing it off is rather basic and we’ve yet to see the full list of new stations, in some cases the street names could be marked wrong and, in cases like the stations at the Heuston Station car parks, there’s some guess work involved as the landmarks differ in the outdated map.
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Talks between the two have lasted longer than first expected and had been due to be finished at the end of last year.
It had been so unclear if a deal would be reached that the head of the National Transport Authority told the Public Accounts Committee that “We may have to look at a parallel bike scheme that we develop our self.”
It has long been reported the expansion will include 1,000 extra bicycles added to the current 550 bikes, and bringing station numbers from 44 to about 100.
Exact details have not been confirmed but the Herald reported that the annual subscription could double from €10 to €20. The tax payer is also expected to pay for expansion and pay towards running costs — unlike the original system which was mostly funded by advertising.
Dave O’Connor, lecturer in Transport and Urban Design at DIT, makes the following point about the state paying towards the cost of the system:
Heuston: Bordered by North Smithfield, Arbour Hill, then following Conyngham Road (Phoenix Park boundary) as far as the South Circular Road at Island Bridge, then following Old Kilmainham Road and James’s Street into the original area at Christchurch
Docklands: Bordered by Sheriff Street, the East Link Toll Bridge, the west edge of Ringsend, South Lotts Road, Haddington Road in Ballsbridge where it meets with the current area at Baggot Street.
In the middle of a Dail debate about tax dodging motorists on Wednesday, TD Finian McGrath had a good old rant about ‘many’ cyclists being lawbreaking and, meanwhile, the picture is rosy for motorists — he says they are contributing to the economy.
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