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Want College Green Plaza to include cycle paths? Have your say

Do you want a segregated cycle path on College Green? Dublin City Council is asking the public for their views on the design of the proposed College Green Plaza.

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The council’s online survey can be filled out here — question 13 allows you to say what you would like to see in a newly laid out College Green and question 15 allows you to give any concerns you may have.

The council said that a design team is about to be appointed to develop design proposals for the new civic plaza, and that consultants have been engaged to carry out a full Environmental Impact Statement to lodge the development proposals and all related documents with An Bord Pleanala.

The planning files are expected to be lodged with An Bord Pleanala in March of this year.

Last year we reported how European experts on cycling and walking from the European Cyclists’ Federation and Walk21 called for segregated cycle paths on the planned College Green Plaza.

“Both Walk21 and ECF conclude that in these circumstances a proper readable, clear and recognizable dedicated cycle path is the better solution. Specifically for the well-being of the pedestrians, especially those who are visually impaired and those feeling unsure. Naturally some pedestrians will walk on the cycle path in such situations. Therefore, a clear readability of the cycle path can help to make a ringing cyclist understandable. A proper width will allow the cyclist weaving around them.”

MORE: Online survey on College Green
MORE: College Green Plaza needs a cycle path says European experts

IMAGE: The cycle path at the northern end of Museumplein in Amsterdam.

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