Watch: Coastal Mobility Route extension

Videos showing the DLR Coastal Mobility Route extension:

Some images:

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And a map of the route in context:

7 comments

  1. I tried it out this morning both out-/-in-bound. At what cost for such a meagre half-baked section along a cycling-hostile R118 (from the Maldron hotel to Merrion Gates) with no follow through from Dublin City Council so no cycle network gain? And you have to hit a beg-button in order to continue inbound past the Maldron. It took months for its construction, so #BusConnects likely to be more disruptive to moving around our city.
    We need to take a closer look at how major traffic projects are handled and constructed. Climate crisis responses demand far better planning and execution.

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  2. Very very strange planning on this one alright. It’s like touting construction of a cycle lane that ends at a cliff face into the sea.
    There’s no way I’ll wait to cross over as a pedestrian and continue on a very busy car route with no cycle lane and then crossover lanes to get to Strand Rd – safety first – I’ll just cycle the footpath until they get their act together. And I honestly think they know that is what will happen.

    Reminds me of the badly planned cycle lane along the river near Point Depot into city- the way it pushes you from cycle path onto the dangerous road then back onto the path, then back again etc., it’s as if they are actually planning to kill you off. Bonkers.

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    • @Mark – I hear you. I’m heading west, so it’ll be footpath from Maldron up till level crossing, brief spell on road if not busy up till Vincents, then some relief via the hospital and Nutley Avenue until the snarling inferno that is the Ailesbury road/N11 junction. But to be fair to them the stretch between Maldron & Blackrock Park looks lovely – and that was a total nightmare with taxis/buses close passing at speed.

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  3. It does link up well to UCD and to areas in its boundary as you can cycle through quieter roads of trimbleston etc and on through UCD.

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    • @Helen – I tried this yesterday, thank you. Going through UCD is less useful for me as it detours too far south, but I went up Trimleston to the N11 instead of going along Merrion Rd and through Vincents. Thiswas very pleasant apart from the lengthy wait and confusing road markings at the Trimleston/Merrion Road pedestrian crossing.
      From the UCD entrance I headed north to Donnybrook junction along the N11. Okay and generally safer than negotiating the Merrion Road and the Ailesbury Rd roundabout, though I had a couple of buses and cars barrelling past at approx 90km/hour on the painted part of the cycle path which was scary. Also lots of glass on the cycle path and terrible surfacing. I used to cycle the cyclepath on the N11 back in the late 90s and it hasn’t been resurfaced since.

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    • Yesterday I spotted a bunch of bike users continuing along the Jacobs’ side on the the footpath, as would be predicted, in order to reach Strand Road.

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