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.

...I'm sorry to disrupt you while you're reading this article, but without messages like this,'s reader-funded journalism won't survive. With 676k views so-far this year, it's not just "avid cyclists" that this website reaches. But the number of subscribers is around 0.6% of readers. This large gap between readers/subscribers is standard for non-paywall reader-supported journalism, but IrishCycle's journalism needs more support. Don't delay, support monthly or yearly today. Now, back to the article...

A spokeswoman for Dublin City Council said: “The non mandatory cycle track in a standard road traffic lane has been replaced by a shared bus and cycle lane, due to the road widths in this area it is not possible to mark a mandatory cycle track within the bus lane.”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

IMG_1007 (1)


IMAGES: Thanks to Kevin O’Farrell


  1. I’m wondering on this one was it planned to have the canal cycle lane open earlier which gave cyclists a safer route to the south quays but the cycle lane took a few more years


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.