National Transport Authority officials have asked Dublin City Council to suspend work on three major cycle route projects because of a lack of funding.
The three projects are the Dodder Greenway, the city centre to Sandyford (Clonskeagh) route, Royal Canal Cycleway Phase 4 (between Phibsborough to Ashtown), and Dodder Greenway.
Cllr Ciaran Cuffe (Green Party), chairman of the city council’s transport committee, said: There’s been a rise in cycling in recent years, but we’re not seeing funding keeping pace. These projects are crucial elements of the city cycling network. If they are stalled it will set cycling back significantly and leave cyclists with sub-standard facilities.”
The issue is to be discussed at a meeting of Dublin City Council next monday.