COMMENT & ANALYSIS: A new Liffey Cycle Route was announced with what this website and other publications described as a broad welcome, but the devil is in the detail and the detail isn’t good.
The first round of public consultation on the route is on-going — details including reports and drawings can be found on DublinCity.ie.
Before people respond to the consultation fully positively, let’s have a debate about the details.
Junctions are key: Can the below junctions include full segregation for people cycling while giving them priority, continue to allow motorists to turn left and provide a high-level of priority for buses?
Are there too many competing things in the mix?
Here’s a sample of the most problematic junctions:
This is Parkgate Street at the main entrance to the Phoenix Park:
This is the junction with Blackhall Place:
This is the junction with Watling Street:
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This is Bridgefoot Street:
This is Church Street:
This is Bridge Street:
Is it possible?
There are other major issues. So, this is just a start in the discussion.