Signs prohibiting cycling north of the Duke Street junction on Dawson Street, beside a new Luas stop, have been removed.
On the previous signs, the exception plates only allowed buses and trams to pass the no entry sign, but the new signs are no entry “except buses trams and bicycles”. This is also painted on the ground.
IrishCycle.com understands that officials from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly the RPA) were behind a push to ban cycling on this route between St Stephen’s Green and College Green, but Dublin City Council, the Dublin Cycling Campaign and I Bike Dublin were against the move.
The National Transport Authority said it will design an advisory “cyclists dismount” signs to be placed at the Dawson Street Luas stop — these signs would only be suggestions and would not be compulsory to follow.
IMAGES: Thanks to Colm Moore