— Residents hired consultants to write report against the route.
Dublin’s South East area councillors are getting lobbied heavily by objectors to the South Dublin Quietway walking and cycling route ahead of a local area committee meeting on Monday afternoon.
The route is proposed to run from Terenure to Ballsbridge mainly on residential streets.
The main measures used in Quietways, and similar routes of different names in other countries, are traffic calming and bollards or planters to stop rat running motorists while allowing access for residents’ cars. Quietways only include small sections of cycle path usually where the routes intersect with larger roads to allow for safe crossing of such road.
The area meeting on Monday is due to discuss and vote on if funding will be allocated, so that the public consultation for the proposed route will proceed.
According to councillors and their colleagues, objectors have sent them a large volume of emails looking for the project to be halted before public consultation starts, while they have only received just one email so-far from supporters.
More on the consultant’s report soon.