Public asked for input on two-way cycle path on Rochestown Avenue, Dún Laoghaire

A 2.2km long project including a two-way cycle path and new footpaths is planned on Rochestown Avenue in Dún Laoghaire from Bakers Corner to the Graduate Roundabout.

At Bakers Corner, the Rochestown Avenue project will link to the ‘DLR Central project announced last year and approved by the vast majority of councillors.

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The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council project mainly consists of a 3-metre-wide two-way cycle track running on the northern side of Rochestown Avenue, new pedestrian crossings, and new and improved footpaths.

It also includes the removal of the existing left turn slip lane westbound from Rochestown Avenue onto Pottery Road, the implementation of a signalised 3-arm junction at this location with rationalised and shorter crossings points for pedestrians, and junction changes to make the road safer for walking and cycling.

The new pedestrian crossings are planned at the entrance to Grangewood, Sefton, Pearse Park, the eastern end of Pearse Park and Glenview.

You can reply to the consultation via dlrcoco.citizenspace.com up to July 26, 2023.

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3 comments

  1. As a commuter from Blackrock to to Killiney/Ballybrack, I believe this will encourage me to cycle as the existing arrangement if far too dangerous

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  2. As a daily cyclist on that road this would make me feel a lot safer. The road is extremely busy, especially in the evenings. The cars leave little or no room for cyclists along the inside by the kerbs. It can be very risky trying to manoeuvre safely forward without clipping a car or being clipped by a wing mirror.
    My one concern would be the impact during construction due to the length of time it continues to take for a similar project to be done along the Churchview & Wyattville Roads.

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  3. Looks great – only problem I see is doing away with the filter lane onto Johnstown Road which is going to cause traffic chaos on Rochestown Ave

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