While things are still up in the air regarding Luas Cross City and city, one glimpse of hope os the short but welcome new section of cycle path on College Green.
The reason why it’s so wide is because it should eventually become part of a longer two-way cycle route.
It will link into both College Street and Westmorland Street, although exactly how is not yet public. It will also link into the planned (and near invisible) east-west cycle route alone the south side of the proposed College Green Plaza.
The first images here will be part of the planned plaza if it gets approved:
But it currently ends on the not much changed Westmorland Street:
Eventually the new section of cycle path should join up with east-west route to the south of the planned College Green Plaza (the combined future route is shown in red below). West of the the bus turning circle (the large circle below), the two-way cycle path will split back onto the with-flow cycle paths / lanes on both sides of the roadway on Dame Street:
Bonus images for kerb nerds: