UPDATE: Dublin City Council has said the following report based on RTE is not accurate and that the trial of a Sandymount cycle path is not postponed to 2021.
Dublin City Council has postponed its plan to trial a two way cycle path on Strand Road in Sandymount because of local opposition to making the road one-way, according to RTE.
Dublin City Council officials made the move to delay the trial project while the public consultation remains open until the end of the day. Around 2,500 submissions had been made to date.
Cllr Dermot Lacey (Labour) tweeted in response: “Deferred to allow real engagement with lots of groups including Cycling Campaigns.” Cllr Lacey was among local councillors who previously voted against the South Dublin Quietway around similar fears about traffic disruption.
RTE are also reporting that “It is understood that overall the submissions were running 2:1 in support” of the cycle path.
Plans for a two way cycleway along Sandymount sea front that would have reduced cars to one lane have been postponed until the new year because of local opposition #rtenews
— John_Kilraine (@John_Kilraine) September 14, 2020
Plans for a two-way cycleway in Dublin's Sandymount that would have reduced cars to one lane have been put off until the New Year following opposition from local residents. It is understood that overall the submissions were running 2:1 in support | https://t.co/X4GAS01RJr pic.twitter.com/CAIq3258L9
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) September 14, 2020
Quite the close pass at 54s in the RTE video – the driver didn’t even get close to the centre line.
Ok time for some direct action by people who value safe, sensible, socially and environmentally beneficial transport like cycling and walking. The backwards step of opening the pheonix park gates now this. The Dutch change happened following robust direct action. For exemple it would be such a shame if someone were to close those gates around the pheonix park or if cyclists and pedestrians were to move really slowly on masse on roads around the city.