Interim Liffey Cycle Route looks to be more extensive than previously outlined

— Route to use segregated using plastic bollards and dividers.
— Quay-side parking now removed on north quays.

Images of the quays today shows that interim Liffey Cycle Route measures look to be more extensive than previously outlined by a senior Dublin City Council official.

Based on the images, posted on Twitter by a member of the public, a protected quay-side cycle track is set to continue at least up to Ha’penny Bridge on the north quays.

A special meeting of the transport committee before the lockdown, Brendan O’Brien, the executive manager for traffic at Dublin City Council, had outlined that a cycle track would run from Parkgate Street to Blackhall Place before switching over to the quay-side. It would then run up to Capel Street where it would end, with disconnected interventions east of Capel Street.

The outline road markings seems to show that the quay-side route will continue beyond Capel Street at least to the Ha’penny Bridge.

It is unclear at this point if or how the extent of the works have changed on the south quays.

Dublin City Council did not respond earlier in the week to a request for comment on the extent of the work.

ADDED: Local Fine Gael councillor, Ray McAdam, also posted these images from today:

Earlier in the week, local councillors and a local MEP welcomed progress on the works, which include re-surfacing former car parking spaces:

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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