A backstreet detour of the Liffey Cycle Route planned by Dublin City Council gets around pinch points in the route by taking up footpath space, according to information released to IrishCycle.com under a Freedom of Information request.
It uses footpath space most significantly at Smithfield beside a now infamous apartment block (built on space the council previously planned to use for bus rerouting), and between the Luas Museum stop on Benburb Street and the east end of Parkgate Street.
A photomontage of the Luas Museum stop is shown in the main image above, while the Smithfield example is shown in the images below.
Smaller sections of footpath space, car parking outside businesses, and coach parking and a lay by outside a hotel are also used along Parkgate Street. The route also includes a small incursion into the Croppy’s Acre memorial park.
Full details can be found in our article covering all the details of the backstreet detour.
IMAGE: The newly built footpath, beside the infamous apartment block at Coke Lane, which is to be used as a two-way cycle path –note: the poles are for Luas power wires which are to be hung on the wall of the new apartment block, so the poles will be removed:
While this drawing shows one cyclist, it is a two-way cycle path:
This image shows the location of the apartment block pinch point at Smithfield: