New Cyclehoop Bike Port Installed On Rock Street

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Installing the new cycle hoop on Rock Street on Saturday.

A CYCLEHOOP Car Bike Port is now in place on Rock Street in Tralee.

Through the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme, Kerry Cycling Campaign and Kerry County Council have worked together to install the new bicycle parking unit.

Anluan Dunne, speaking on behalf of Kerry Cycling Campaign said: “The stand out design of this bike parking unit lifts the street and provides much needed bicycle parking to support local businesses. At the expense of one car parking space we have provided ten bike parking spaces. You can’t miss it on Rock Street as we opted for shocking pink for maximum visual impact!”

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Kerry Cycling Campaign have been attempting to raise funds to purchase the unit for a number of years and were delighted to receive funding as part of the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by Kerry County Council..

Keith Phelan of the campaign said: “This unit is semi-portable and we hope to move it around the town at first and then the county. It enables us to assist the Council in identifying new locations for permanent bicycle parking as well as for use at events and festivals throughout the county in order to provide much needed parking for bicycles.


The towns and villages of Kerry are severely lacking in cycling parking which is creating a barrier to cycling especially for novice and elderly cyclists, the lack of cycle parking facilities was specifically noted in the Tralee Transport Strategy. It is also an iconic design and provides an aesthetic improvement to any location  and will serve to  facilitate and encourage cycling.”

The Campaign has long advocated for significantly more bicycle parking across county Kerry.

Mr Phelan said data from many sources shows that people who shop by bike spend considerably more than those who arrive by car, are more loyal and are more supportive of local businesses.

Anluan Dunne said: “We want to help local businesses by enabling more people to shop by bike. In England, a Transport for London study showed that shopping by bicycle increased business by 40%. This is really important as we collectively aim for a sustainable recovery post-Covid19.”

The Kerry Cycling Campaign are open to requests for the unit from municipal districts in Kerry, festivals and events. Contact for more information.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    CYCLEHOOP Car Bike Port looks like a bit of an eyesore to me, just saying!