#VC19 gives glimpse of long-awaited Dame St to Ranelagh and Clonskeagh cycle route upgrade

Artist’s impression images displayed at Velo-City — an international cycling conference taking place in Dublin this week — shows a glimpse of what the planned Clonskeagh cycle route upgrade could look like.

A recent cycle project list update for the council showed that work has been re-started on the project’s planning which was paused around the time of the Luas Cross City tram works, which required the focus of city council staff.

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The images are displayed at Dublin City Council stand at the Velo-City main hall. The images are alongside other images but, as far as this website knows, the Clonskeagh route images were not previously made public.

From Dame Street southbound the route was supposed to take in both George’s Street and some of the smaller streets to the west of it such as South William Street. George’s Street has since supposed to be part of the BusConnects project.

South of South William Street the route is supposed to go by Harcourt Luas Stop and then onto Ranelagh and Clonskeagh.

Harcourt Street:

Drury Street:

South William Street:


  1. Sharrows? Really? They think painting a bike and an arrow on the road will protect cyclist? How can anyone argue that that is anything other than useless tokenism?

  2. The sharrows look to be to allow for cyclists to cycle contra flow on low traffic one way streets.

    I think it’s fine, as long as the streets actually have low traffic volumes. A few of those streets should probably remove cars altogether except deliveries.


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