Nine months after it was announced, the Trinity to Ballsbridge walking and cycle route using quick-build measures is now going to public consultation and being split into two phases.
The consultation will last until October 20, 2023, so, it is highly unlikely the first phase will progress to construction until months into 2024. Phase 1 will go from Holles St to Lansdowne Road along Mount Street Lower and Northumberland Road.
The section between Holles Street and Trinity which is bumped into Phase 2 includes Merrion Square North which was subjected to unsubstantiated claims that the livelihood of artists who display works around the railing of the park on Sundays is at risk due to the cycle route and questioned.
In January, a number of councillors urged their fellow councillors to stop obstructing cycling projects “time and time again”, and to support necessary climate action rather than worrying about who’s “pulling the strings” when projects are in line with the city’s policies.
Details of Phase 1 can be found at consultation.dublincity.ie.