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General News / February 27, 2020

Liffey cycle route to finally be in place by August

General News / February 27, 2020

Liffey cycle route to finally be in place by August

The council are going ahead with a provisional plan and the north side will have a near comprehensive cycle lane by August.

Dublin City Council has confirmed that a Liffey cycle route with dedicated lane for cyclists will be available by August of this year.

In order to create the dedicated paths, parking and traffic lanes will be removed and reappropriated for  the use of cyclists.  For the most part cycle lanes will be around 2m wide and in four areas in the northside at 1.5m and two at 1m.

Despite providing a continuous lane on the north side of the river the council revealed that it would not be possible on the south and the area between O’Connell Bridge to Fishamble Street will not have the same dedicated path available until 2024.

Although news emerged last year that cycle routes would not be ready until 2024 the council has decided to go ahead with the National Transport Authority’s route, implementing as much of it as possible. They plan to keep this provisional plan in place until the rest of the scheme can be implemented fully. It comes in response to protests last month from cyclist campaigners who called for a trial cycle path on the north quays.

Concentrating on the section between Phoenix Park and the Custom House, the interim scheme will cost the council around €800,000 and will incrementally progress from now until August. It will largely consist of giving road space to cyclists and dividing the lanes with separators.

While some on street parking and taxi ranks will be removed and general traffic lanes will be reduced, where there is only one traffic lane it was said to be “not feasible” to remove it. Consequently on the south side a number of areas will not have segregated lanes. There will also be no considerable alteration of bus stops and no reduction in footpath widths. However, segregation will be in place over the rest of the cycle areas.

Photo: bicycledutch