Work underway to redesign N11 bus stop

NEWS IN BRIEF: Work has got underway on a news bus stop on the N11 with the intent to remove conflicts between people walking and cycling.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said: “The construction work of a new bus stop on Stillorgan Road at the junction of Greenfield Road is due to commence on October 22, 2018 with a construction programme of approximately 8 weeks. A Traffic Management Plan will be in place that will consider all road users with traffic disruption kept to a minimum as is reasonably possible.”

“Background to the project: A Technical Engineering Consultant was appointed in March 2018 for the design of a new bus stop on Stillorgan Road at the junction with Greenfield Road. This was to facilitate the relocation of a bus stop on Stillorgan Road near the Mount Merrion Avenue junction on the city bound side of the road.”

“The new design was prepared to remove a regularly occurring conflict at the bus stop between passing cyclists and people waiting at the bus stop due to the narrow footway and cycle track at this location. The final scheme was presented to the Dundrum Area Committee on June 6th, 2018 and to the Dún Laoghaire Area Committee on June 25th, 2018.”

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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