Second Dublin cycle lane removed and replaced with bus lane

Dublin City Council has replaced a cycle lane on Amiens Street alongside the IFSC with a bus lane, it follows a similar move recently at South Richmond Street.

The council said that the change was a bus priority measure and was approved via the Transport Advisory Group, which involves local councillor oversight, and by the National Transport Authority.

A spokeswoman for Dublin City Council said: “The non mandatory cycle track in a standard road traffic lane has been replaced by a shared bus and cycle lane, due to the road widths in this area it is not possible to mark a mandatory cycle track within the bus lane.”

She added: “This change is for bus priority along Amiens Street particularly for buses which are accessing the contra flow lane outside the Custom House. This change went through the normal process via the Transport Advisory Group and also the NTA approvals as the funding agency.”

Images above and below show the cycle lane markings burned off and the new bus lane markings:

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IMAGES: Thanks to Kevin O’Farrell

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.

1 Comment

  1. Better solution would be to remove one of the lanes of vehicular traffic to be used as a bus lane.

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