— 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.
Preliminary new road markings in place for the LCR down by Ha'penny bridge: https://t.co/ZAZWYJCN70 pic.twitter.com/1H4EFnYeFd
— Mike Banim (@MikeBanim) May 1, 2020
ADDED: Local Fine Gael councillor, Ray McAdam, also posted these images from today:
#littleman wanted to inspect works forming part of #LiffeyCycleRoute earlier today. He was pretty impressed! pic.twitter.com/LZABJDZBmA
— Cllr. Ray McAdam (@RayMcAdam) May 1, 2020
Earlier in the week, local councillors and a local MEP welcomed progress on the works, which include re-surfacing former car parking spaces:
Well, would you look! Work underway for temporary #LiffeyCycle route. This IS good news pic.twitter.com/wvV1O3kTmd
— Ciarán Cuffe (@CiaranCuffe) April 28, 2020
Got a chance to see the works along the #quays earlier when I was out for my #2kmfromhome walk! pic.twitter.com/AD6I0UmwJU
— Cllr. Ray McAdam (@RayMcAdam) April 28, 2020
Yes, work on the #LiffeyCycle begins this week as well as the cycle lane on Nassau Street. Council Workers will be adhering to social distancing and safety measures. Another small step to making our city safer and greener. 🎉
— Cat in a Cocoon (@CllrCat) April 26, 2020