Members of the public have until Friday April 17 to give feedback on four options for segregated cycle paths along Dublin’s Liffey quays. Dublin City Council said in a statement this morning that preferred route will then be subject to statutory consultation and planning processes.
The city council has just published drawings of the routes at dublincitycycling.ie/blog/?p=1479. Feedback can be given at https://consultation.dublincity.ie/corporate-services/liffey-cycle-route-design-options/consultation/intro/view
The route is planned to run Phoenix Park to the Point Village in the Docklands.
Michael Phillips, director of traffic at Dublin City Council, said: “The number of people cycling in Dublin has increased as better cycling facilities become available. Off-road cycle routes can play an important role in encouraging people to take up cycling and also gives commuters more option when they decide how they want to travel to work.”
In the council’s words, the four possible options are being considered are:
- Option 1: A two-way route along the north quays. This would not see a reduction in the number of traffic lanes but a new section of boardwalk would be needed between Arran and Ellis Quay
- Option 2: A two-way route on the north quays with buses re-routed to a new public transport corridor on Benburb St (between Heuston Station and Ellis Quay)
- Option 3: A two-way north quays route with buses rerouted to the north of the Croppy Acre which would be extended down towards the Liffey
- Option 4: A one-way route on each side of the Liffey. The cycle tracks would be alongside the buildings and bus and general traffic would not be effected
Shared use features in some of the options in the Docklands and on Parkgate Street. The project drawings also show some contra-flow links from currently one-way streets leading onto the route, including Jervis Street.
The drawings can also be viewed at Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices on Wood Quay, Dublin 8 and at the Central (Ilac) Library and Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street.
We have asked the council if there’s a dedicated email address for feedback, none seemed to be provided on the council’s cycling website or in their statement.