Work on south quays cycle path from Docklands to Temple Bar to start in Q1 2024, says council

A new two-way cycle path on Dublin’s south quays between the Docklands and Temple Bar is expected to get underway in Q1 of 2024, Dublin City Council has said.

The cycle path will run along the south side of the River Liffey from Georges Quay to Aston Quay as part of the Liffey Cycle Route.

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The latest update to councillors said the section of the route planned on Aston Quay will be unidirectional. It was originally thought that this would be two-way.

This will mean the route will link from the current two-way cycle path in the Docklands to O’Connell Bridge as a two-way cycle path and will be with-flow only from O’Connell Bridge to Ha’penny Bridge.

The written update said: “Cycling routes are now operational from the Phoenix Park to O’Connell Bridge on the north side, and from Grattan Bridge to Heuston Station on the south side. A Contractor Cairn Construction Ltd are progressing with works that will upgrade cycling facilities along Eden Quay and Beresford Place junction.”

The update said that the new two-way cycle track from George’s Quay to Burgh Quay located on the river
side of the quays will link to a “new one-way cycle track on Aston Quay located on the river side of the quay.”

The works require the closure of left turn slip from Burgh Quay to D’Olier Street with the left turn vehicle movement retained.

It will also include new traffic islands and associated traffic signals; road resurfacing of George’s Quay, Burgh Quay and Aston Quay; and other associated works including ducting, road markings, and drainage.

The council said that a tender has been issued to procure a contractor for the construction of the scheme
and that these “works are expected to commence in Q1 2024”.


  1. It’s all well and good installing new bicycle infrastructure but how can DCC, seemingly proudly, stand over the haphazard, meandering Hueston to O’Connell Bridge bicycle tracks/paths/…?

    It is patently littered, not only with glass, but also with too many conflict zones to mention.

    • Councillors put it into the City Development Plan, officials worked on it, options went to public consultation, a continuous two-way route on the north quays was the favourite, officials proposed to go ahead with that even if it meant removing cars from two sections, councillors facing backlash backed (collectively).


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