Work on two-way cycle path on Sean Moore Road gets underway today

— Council seeking feedback via its website.

Work on a two-way cycle path on Sean Moore Road has started today, Dublin City Council has said.

One end of the project will link in with the section of Pidgeon House Road where through motor traffic has been filtered out using bollards. While the other end could eventually link to the Strand Road cycle path trial if the High Court gives the project the go ahead — it is expected to take at least 4-6 weeks before the judgement is issued in the case against the Strand Road trial. 

The council said that the project will use a new type of kerb protection for Dublin, called “RediKerb” (example image above). It said that rhe same kerb that has been used for footpath extensions for outdoor dining.

It includes an inner and outer kerb with a 300mm wide median filled with asphalt between the kerbs. It said: “The advantages include install time, no excavations required and flexibility depending on site locations.”

The council said that project includes cycle “facilities along Sean Moore road to provide a safe cycle route between Pigeon House Road and the GAA club and Sean Moore Park. There are currently no cycling facilities on Sean Moore Road.”

As well as a two-way cycle path with kerbs on the west side of the road, the project also includes a bollard protection southbound cycle lane on the east side of the road.

It said: “Works for this have started and the information is being provided for information and for any suggestions/comments.”

The council said that there will be no changes to traffic movements and the cycling track and path will be created mainly from reallocating space away from the current large hatched median which is to be removed and general lanes are to be narrowed.


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Cian Ginty
I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

5 COMMENTS

  1. This is great to see. However, a word of warning to anyone cycling on Pidgeon House Road. The surface is absolutely awful. It needs to be completely resurfaced.

  2. Cian – as an editor you mostly only have to possibly sit a desk all day and so do not need to move about the city. You obviously have no respect or consideration for vehicle drivers who need motor transportation to go about their daily work ie. delivery drivers, food deliveries, electricians, plumbers, decorators, engineers, construction workers and other essential services to earn a living These cycle lanes are making daily life unbearable for a lot of these valued and essential services. Shame on Dublin City Council for causing all this grief to decent hardworking citizens of this City. Although unrelated to this specific article re Sean Moore Road It would serve DCC much better to spend more time and resources into making Dublin City Centre Streets a much safer place to visit and remove that dreadful Boardwalk along the Quays. it really saddens me what had happened to our City.

    • Hi Carol… if you really case about people who really need to drive, the best thing you can do is convince drivers not to drive unless they need to.

      In the meanwhile, do you have any respect for children who want to cycle to school or people who want or need to cycle?

  3. Hi Cian – I certainly have respect for people who wish to cycle but believe cycle routes could be much better planned off road instead of rail rolling them in.

  4. “I certainly have respect for people who wish to cycle”
    Your original comment does not give this impression. You appear to put the needs of delivery drivers and tradespeople far above those of schoolchildren and other cyclists. Remember that every cyclist on the road is one less car. This is something that motorists never seem to appreciate. Perhaps cyclists should have a drive to work and school day so that the resulting traffic gridlock would illustrate this point more effectively.

    Have you ever stopped to consider how we got to this point? The bicycle and bus were the primary methods of urban transport as recently as the 60’s and the bicycle was the principle means of getting to school until the eighties. There has been a slight reversal of the decline of the bicycle in recent years but there are still only a fraction of the number that were on our streets 60 years ago. Delivery vans and cars have not always been around in such numbers but have gradually and completely taken over in that time and created a huge, unhealthy, polluting and dangerous amount of traffic on our roads.

    There is no longer any good reason for car and van to remain as dominant as they are on our roads not least the terrible situation with the climate that we cannot afford to ignore. There are alternative options available such as congestion charges, reduction of non-essential journeys and cargo bikes. Sensible businesses will look into changing their ways rather than complaining about coming change that is as inevitable as it is welcome.

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