— New junction unfriendly to cycling and walking is part of access for Cherrywood.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is planning a new sub-standard junction on the N11 with shared surfaces around bus stops and cycle lanes exposed to left hand slip turns.
The council said: “The Cherrywood Planning Scheme requires a new link road at the north east sector of the planning scheme to provide connectivity with Dún Laoghaire and Dublin City. This link road is referred to as the Druids Glen Road. It will access the N11 at Junction Q.”
People walking and cycling who are exiting the new link road and traveling south at the new T-junction will have four staggered pedestrian crossings to cross — or people cycling can risk crossing three traffic lanes a short distance before the junction and then cross the 8-lane wide section of the N11.
Commuters and others who currently cycle northbound on a cycle path will now be put across a shared area at a bus stop before quickly ending up on a unprotected cycle lane and exposed to traffic turning into a left hand slip turn. The unprotected cycle lane will continue for some distance north of the junction before reverting to a cycle path.
People cycling and walking from north (the city direction) into Cherrywood will have to cross two shared staggered crossings with shared footpath space around the crossings and at bus stops at the junction.
A report and drawings on the planned project can be found at dlrcoco.citizenspace.com.
The council said that submissions or observations with respect to the works, can be made on the same page via an online submission form.
A sample of the drawings:
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