Public consultation has started on a two-way cycle path going west-east from Dundrum to the N11 via Taney Road, Mount Anville Road and Foster’s Ave.
The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council project will also add segregated cycling to junctions on intersecting north-south cycle routes, such as the Goatstown Road/Drummartin Road route. However, the two-way cycle route will fall just short of the junction under the Luas bridge in Dundrum and also the junction with the N11, which will be a BusConnect project.
The project includes Dutch-like junction designs. As covered in a recent article, this type of design is under construction on another DLRCC project at the junction of Eden Park Road, Drummartin Link Road and Lower Kilmacud Road.
Councillors recently discussed the project at the local area Dundrum Area Committee meeting where most councillors who spoke were supportive, with some concerns. The presentation on the route starts about 5mins into the meeting, which can be watched online.
Council officials said that currently that speeding is common along the route, including outside schools, and that project should help reduce speeds.
Before coming to a preferred option of a two-way cycle path on the south side of the road, the project team looked at different options including one-way cycle tracks on both sides and two-way on the north side of the route. The alternative options would be more costly and would require more trees to be cut down.
DLR Cycling, the local branch of the Dublin Cycling Campaign welcomed the project. The group said: “This look really good. We’ll be looking into it and coming up with feedback.”
Consultation details can be found at dlrcoco.ie.
A selection of details: