Funding for and work on the Liffey Cycle Route is now suspended, councillors at the Dublin City Council transport committee meeting were told in the last half hour.
After intense local opposition to traffic rerouting, the National Transport Authority wants all options — of which a total of 15-16 were looked at — reviewed by independent consultants.
A number of councillors said it was an indictment of councillors that they could not reach a decision and they predicted that another person will be killed cycling the quays before the route is upgraded.
There was heated discussion in the chamber after Cllr Paul Hand refered to the opposition as including NIMBYs, motor heads and a “political dinosaur”, referring directly to Joe Costello, a former Labour government minister.
Cllr Janice Boylan (SF) rejected the claim of NIMBYs, said there was real fear and claimed there was no scaremongering.
Councillors had concflicting views on if Option 7 or 8 was most popular locally and more widely, and which is the better option.
More to follow in the coming days.
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