Work expected to start on Grangegorman to Thomas Street Walking and Cycling Route in 2022

Dublin City Council is expecting to start construction on a walking and cycle route from Queen Street to Bridgefoot Street in Q1 of 2022, the council said in an update to councillors.

The project, now named the Grangegorman to Thomas Street Walking and Cycling Route, was allocated funding from the Government via the National Transport Authority back in March. The funding came after a call from local residents, businesses and councillors in January for a route to be looked at.

In an update to councillors, Dublin City Council said: “As presented to members of the Central and South Central Area Committee meetings, the scheme’s main objective is to provide an improved pedestrian route and segregated cycle track linking the communities of Stoneybatter, Grangegorman and surrounds to the Liberties and vica versa while also connecting to the Thomas street cycle route via Queen Street and Bridgefoot Street. It will also connect to the interim Liffey cycle route.”

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“The scheme will provide a safe environment for pedestrians with additional toucan crossings along the route, while for cyclists it will provide a route completely segregated from vehicular traffic. The project may also provide the opportunity to improve the public realm at a variety of locations and will tie in with the DCC Parks development on Bridgefoot Street,” the update report said.

The report added: “The project will integrate with the proposed Bus Connects Corridor 5, Blanchardstown to City Centre.
Funding has recently been secured from the NTA and the detailed design is underway. The exact timeline for implementation will become more apparent as the detailed design progresses, however, at this stage we anticipate construction starting in Q1 of 2022.”

In March a report on the route came with visuals showing possable designs for the route, with the possibility that bollards would be used first (pictured above) and that would be followed by a more permanent design with kerbs (below).

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