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Coastal Mobility Route celebrates a year since its quick-build construction started… have you cycled it yet?

Coastal Mobility Route celebrates a year since it’s quick-build construction started… have you cycled it yet? Please comment below and tell us what you thought of it.

The route was created mostly by reallocating road space via making the coastal roads between Blackrock and Sandycove one-way to motorists to make a two-way cycle path and the likes of seating areas were created from some car parking removal.

The route was and somewhat still is controversial among a vocal minority but those voices were overshadowed by its success and overall popularity. The council estimates people took around two million walking and cycling trips on the route for the half of last year it was open.

Robert Burns, Director of Infrastructure and Climate Change at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said this morning: “One year ago today, work on the Coastal Mobility Route in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council started.”

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  1. It’s really great. Always busy, always relaxed. It really shows what could be achieved in other areas. It’s a model for other councils for follow. A cycle from Blackrock to Dun Laoghaire to Sandycove is an experience in itself.


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