— Release of report into key cycle route keeps getting pushed back.
— Delay is on top of years of pre-planning with little progress.
Publication of a report on Dublin’s Liffey Cycle Route looks to be delayed by around another two months since it was last due to be revealed.
The route — for which pre-planning started in 2011 — covers the quays in Dublin City and connects a large number of existing and planned cycle routes to each other and to employment and residential areas. Plans for the project have changed a number of times due to objections and other issues, including a building being built in the path of a possable bus detour.
Just before councillors were due to vote on two options, National Transport Authority suspended the project in August 2017 for a review of options which was first to be published in April 2018 — since then there have been around six or seven times which deadlines or due dates have been put back.
Last month a senior Dublin City Council official told city councillors that the council expected to get the report from the National Transport Authority by the end of January. But, on Friday, the transport authority said that the report is now due in the next four weeks — which could bring its release at least up to the end of March.
Dermot O’Gara, a spokesman for the National Transport Authority, said: “The final report has not yet been concluded but is due to be provided to Dublin City Council in the coming four weeks.”
TIMELINE AND COVERAGE:
Dublin City Development Plan 2011-2017 adopted with promise of cycle route along Dublin’s quays.
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Dutch-style cycle path on Dublin’s quays?
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AUGUST 17, 2012
“We have to do” quays cycle route – senior Dublin engineer
The Liffey Cycle Route features in the GDA Cycle Network as a proposed primary cycle route into Dublin City Centre and a proposed strategic greenways.
JANUARY 21, 2014
Consultation continues on Liffey cycle route
JANUARY 28, 2014
Liffey Cycle Route: Construction could start next year
OCTOBER 24, 2014
Motor traffic to be moved away from quays near Heuston Station
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Details of Liffey Cycle Route set to be made public
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
Dublin City manager says quays cycle path will help traffic flow
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
Public to have say on four options for Liffey Cycle Route
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Majority of businesses objecting to Liffey Cycle Route own car parks
MARCH 19, 2015
Feedback open on Liffey Cycle Route for Dublin’s quays
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Liffey Cycle Route delayed again as councillors lobbied by local residents
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
Preferred option for Liffey Cycle Route to be confirmed in February 2016
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
Liffey Cycle Route: A detailed look at the concept (part 1)
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Liffey Cycle Route: A detailed look at the concept (part 2)
JANUARY 12, 2016
Liffey Cycle Route: A detailed look at the concept (part 3)
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Set back for cycling in Dublin as Liffey Cycle Route delayed again
MAY 23, 2016
Save the Liffey Cycle Route and consider Option 6
JUNE 15, 2016
“Save the Liffey Cycle Route” says over 900 people
NOVEMBER 18, 2016
First look at the Liffey Cycle Route design
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Live updates: Liffey Cycle Route at the Dublin city traffic committee
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Liffey Cycle Route delayed again; Dublin Town business group objects
JANUARY 14, 2017
Cycling options for crossing Liffey at East-Link under review
MARCH 24, 2017
Family-friendly cycle planned to support Liffey Cycle Route
APRIL 28, 2017
Council releases “alternative” Liffey Cycle Route solution
SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
Campaigners call for support of Liffey Cycle Route this Sunday
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
Stoneybatter and Smithfield residents: Please don’t buy into scaremongering
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
NTA suspends funding for Liffey Cycle Route
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 *
Heated arguments and conflicting claims as Liffey Cycle Route put under review
JUNE 9, 2018
Cycle in support of Liffey route on Sunday
SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
Liffey Cycle Route protests continues after route progress delayed
SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
Cycling bridge to be built at the mouth of the Royal Canal
OCTOBER 11, 2018
City council yet to get report on Liffey Cycle Route
OCTOBER 28, 2018
Progress likely on Liffey Cycle Route next month
NOVEMBER 10, 2018
Birthday cake to mark 7 years of Liffey Cycle Route planning
DECEMBER 8, 2018
Liffey Cycle Route preferred route reveal delayed until 2019
Review of Liffey Cycle Route options to pass 18 months