Dublin could soon be getting its first retrofitted north-south segregated cycle route across the River Liffey and first quick-build cycle route that crosses that northside/southside divide.
A cycle route linking Queen Street to Bridgefoot Street could soon become a reality. It would likely be a quick-build route at first before more permanent features are installed.
It follows the development earlier this year of residents, businesses and councillors signing a letter calling on Dublin City Council to use temporary measures to try out wider footpaths Queen Street and a two-way cycle track on Queen Street, George’s Lane and Mellows Bridge.
The visuals provided in association with the letter included reducing Queen Street to one lane of traffic to provide not only a two-way cycle path but also extra street space for seating, tables outside business and greenery in one of Dublin’s most high-density areas. However, the Dublin City Council graphics shows Queen Street with two lanes of traffic remaining and just the cycle path.
The project has been allocated funding from the Government via the National Transport Authority.
Cllr Janet Horner and Cllr Michael Pidgeon tweeted out images yesterday and councillors expect to hear more details when they are briefed by council officials at a local area council meeting today.
Some more pics of plans for a proper two-way bike lane from the Liberties to Smithfield (Bridgefoot and Queen streets). We've been pushing for this for ages!
Lots of space on these roads – this is common sense and there's been a great local community/biz support for it. pic.twitter.com/bgJHGsVVEl
— Michael Pidgeon (@Pidge) March 9, 2021
A continuous low-rise divider as currently being used in DLRCC would be safer for cyclists and less visually obtrusive. Can I ask why the obsession with poles and plastic wands with DCC? pic.twitter.com/4xFgBdB3Ce
— Daragh Cassidy (@DaraghCassidy) March 9, 2021