A public information event is taking place today from 4-8pm on a planned cycle route mainly along the Harry Reynolds Road in Balbriggan.
The plans by Fingal County Council with support from the National Transport Authority will link schools and residential areas in the north Co Dublin town.
The plans include a mix of unidirectional segregated cycle paths, two-way segregated cycle paths, sections of shared paths, low-volume shared streets, and new crossings.
The yellow line shows an outline of the project:
The information event is taking place at the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan on today Thursday November 21 from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. The council said that the project team will be available to answer queries on the proposed scheme.
Members of the public can comment on the project up to December 19 via https://consult.fingal.ie/en/browse, where there is more detail and drawings of the planned route.
The following are artist’s impressions of what the cycle route will look like:
Here’s some extracts from the drawings:
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