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Interim cycle routes planned on Dublin’s North Circular Road ahead of permanent project

— Hanlon’s Corner interim project, discussed last Christmas, delayed again.

Two interim projects are planned on Dublin’s North Circular Road ahead of a permanent walking and cycle route on the road, local councillors were told last week.

The short-term work will include only 1km or the 5km route. The project is made up of parking-protected sections of cycle lanes and also unprotected junction designs, including what campaigners internationally call a “murder strip” cycle lane between two traffic lanes.

Councillors were presented with interim plans for parking-protected cycle lanes between Dorset Street Lower and the Five Lamps at Amiens Street/North Strand Road — this would link with the currently under construction Clontarf to City Centre bus and cycle route project.

The new layout will increase the width of cycle lanes from around 1.3-1.5 metres to between 1.75-2 metres.

Councillors were told that the section of the interim project on Portland Row, between Summer Hill and Amiens Street/North Strand Road, would not proceed while the diversions were in place for the Clontarf to City Centre project.

Hanlon’s Corner

Plans for walking and cycling improvements at Hanlon’s Corner — located on the North Circular Road between Cabra and Stoneybatter — were discussed by councillors in before Christmas 2021 and said to be going to public consultation “soon” in May.

But the fine detail of this, including making it more compatible with BusConnects, is on-going and it is now set to be discussed by central area councillors at their meeting next month.

The following are images which are part of the presentation given to councillors last week and below that you can find a 20 minute video of councillors discussing the project:

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