Consultation ends tonight (Tuesday) on a contra-flow cycle track and upgrade of the cycle route west and north of Dublin Castle.
The project — called the Werburgh Street Cycle Route Phase 1 — is being progressed by Dublin City Council and funded by the National Transport Authority.
You can fill out a survey and find further details on the council’s website. A cropped version of the project drawings are shown below.
The project will include a contra-flow cycle lane and with flow lane sharing with motorists on Cork Hill and Castle Street.
Around the corner, it will also include a new contra-flow cycle lane on Werburgh Street, partly protecting the existing with-flow southbound cycle lane on Werburgh Street and that continuing for a short section into Bride Street. These streets join up with New Bride Street and Heytesbury Street. It’s unclear the extent of these which will be partly or otherwise segregated in further schemes.
The existing northbound cycle lane on Bride Street will not be linked straight away to the contra-flow lane on Werburgh Street as the councils said it will take more time to change the layout of the junction between both streets and add traffic signals.
For those unfamiliar with the street names, the streets mentioned above run parallel to the interlinked streets which start George’s Street and stretches to Camden Street.
Hello Reader... IrishCycle.com is a reader-funded journalism publication. Effectively it's an online newspaper covering news and analyses of cycling and related issues, including cycle route designs, legal changes, and pollical and cultural issues.
There are examples, big and small, which show that the reader-funded or listener-funding model can work to support journalism -- from the Dublin Inquirer and The Guardian to many podcasts. To make it work for IrishCycle.com, it just needs enough people like you to believe!
Monthly subscriptions will give IrishCycle.com's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year IrishCycle.com had an average of 15,800 readers per month and we know our readers include people who cycle and those who don't, politicians, officials and campaigners.
I know only a small percentage of readers will see the value of keeping this open enough to subscribe, that's the reality of the reader-funded model. But more support is needed to keep this show on the road.
The funding drive was started in November 2021 and, as of the start of February, 210 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!
But currently, it's only around 1.3% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via ko-fi.com/irishcycle/tiers