A foldable map of cycle routes in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council area was launched yesterday by the council.
The map shows existing and proposed cycle routes. The council said that it highlights “desirable cycle routes between key locations that are not on main traffic corridors” and possible shortcuts for that may not be well known by users of the network.
New foldable Cycle Map for the County now available to members of the Public. http://t.co/D5PTktezN8 pic.twitter.com/qcUwGoYQWm
— dlrcc (@dlrcc) July 18, 2014
The main element of the map is the county cycle network map, which is available online.
The cycling officer for Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, Gerry Flahert, said: “Cycling is an ideal way to discover an area and this pocket sized foldable map can provide useful information on cycle routes across the County and thus help promote cycling and increase the number of daily cycling trips.”
The council said: “It is hoped that the map will help increase the number of people cycling in the County and to encourage residents and tourists to explore some of the more scenic parts of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown by bike. The map is free to the public and will be updated as further routes develop in the County.”
The council has previously published five cycling leaflets showing mainly off-road cycle routes in the County:
- The Metals Cycle Route (pdf – 2.2mb)
- Blackrock Cycle Route (pdf – 2.5mb)
- Slang River Greenway Cycle Route (pdf – 2.3mb)
- Sandyford Cycle Route (pdf -2.3mb)
- Loughlinstown to Deansgrange Greenway (pdf -1.5mb)
Hard copies of the cycle map or leaflets can be obtained by e-mail at email@example.com.
This is great news for cyclists in or transiting the DLRDCoCo area. I can’t wait for all this new infrastructure to be built. I have been holding my breath for improvements even since cyclists were forced off the southbound route through the main Georges Street and onto the sea front sharing space with Busses and often HGV’s etc. I currently use a lot of the route along the coast area to and from Dublin to Dun Laoghaire and the improvements will make things much safer.
However I would ask that consideration be given to include Glenageary Road Lower as part of the improvements. If necessary, this should be instead of Adelaide Road. I would also recommend the inclusion of Sallynoggin Road in the programme.
Adelaide Road is narrower than lower Glenageary road and traffic, although lower in volume, tends to move much faster on Adelaide road.
Currently Adelaide Road is the only logical route for people access Eden Road, Eden Terrace, Coldwell Street, O’Donnell Grds., Devitt Villas, Magenta Place, Findlater Street and the Harold school from Sallynoggin. This is since the closure of the right hand turn off Lower Glenageary road to Eden Road.
Sallynoggin Road is a route used by children accessing three schools and St. Joseph’s Football club. It would be a missed opportunity if this were not included.
Additionally, the recent road changes to Queen’s Road need to be re-visited. Narrowing the road way has made cycling more hazardous as cars and cyclists compete for a lane way now barely wide enough for a vehicle.
Commuting cycling along the more heavily pedestrianized metals near the Town Hall isn’t very practical and the Queens Road route is preferred since access through Lower Georges street is not available.