However Byrne warned about the extra buses at rush hour due to be diverted onto the route next week because of a Luas tram route construction.
The Dublin Cycling Campaign yesterday — while also welcoming the contra-flow bus lane — said it had “some concern about mixing so many buses with so many bikes on the corridor”.
As we reported yesterday, the campaign said: “It is essential that the drivers of the buses pay special attention to cyclists on this route – and, of course, essential that cyclists ride assertively and sensibly (by, for example, adopting the control road position while using the contra-flow lane). Overall though, we are optimistic that after everyone gets used to the new road layout, the new direct route out of town will improve life for those cycling in the city.”
Some general transport observers are also concerned that the extra buses will mean longer journey times for bus users and the diversions and the Luas works add to congestion.
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