— “Trial” proposals constrained by terms of reference including maintaining existing access to car parks.
— Terms of reference effectively blocks trialing of any continuous segregated route.
COMMENT & ANALYSIS: Proposals for a trial of the Liffey Cycle Route by Dublin City Council and the NTA are no more a trial of the route than a tin can is a spaceship.
The proposals reminds me of the ‘doing something’ is better than nothing attitude in London which got people killed on slightly more attractive cycle routes. London eventually realised they made a mistake and implemented Dutch-like designs. Dublin doesn’t have to make that mistake.
The council has publicised a report today on the proposed measures ahead of its next monthly council meeting and quick look of the report shows the proposals will include:
— conflicts with buses at bus stops
— conflict with left turning traffic
— large missing sections
— mixing with buses and taxis
— very narrow lanes where demand is already high
It is miles away from the continuous segregated cycle path promised for the Liffey Cycle Route since 2010. So, it does not fit with the LiffeyCycle.com call for a trial which 4,400 people have signed.
We’ve previously published how a continuously segregated two-way cycle path can be trialled in an article — this was based on proposals for the Liffey Cycle Route which were developed by the council. The city council and NTA seem like they will not do this because they are too afraid to upset car park owners by having a diverted route to car parks.
Here’s a visual outline of the proposal published today:
The council’s report can be found by following this:
.@DubCityCouncil have published a report on the proposed trial of the #LiffeyCycle Route which they say can be implemented by August of this year at a cost of €800k. @TFIupdates have confirmed that funding is available. Go to page 295 of this document: https://t.co/lIXPlthdQr— Ciarán Ferrie (@ccferrie) February 27, 2020
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