A planned new BusConnects facility on Harbour Road in Dún Laoghaire is to include a two-way cycle path which is just under 200 metres long and includes shared footpath areas on both ends.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have said they are working with the National Transport Authority to provide the bus facility as part of the BusConnects route network redesign changes and it is planned to build the project in 2024.
The BusConnects changes include eight bus services terminating at Dún Laoghaire Dart Station and the council says that new bus layover spaces are required to provide for an efficient bus operation.
The project description outlines that it is a goal to “Provide for pedestrian and cycle facilities along Harbour Road, tying into the Council’s Coastal Mobility Route on the east and existing pedestrian facilities on the west”.
The project drawings show the short cycle path tying into existing pedestrian footpaths at the east end and a new footpath-like surface at the west end — the project drawings show these areas in purple and mark them as “proposed pedestrian and cyclist shared areas”. The existing footpath to the east is to be changed into a shared surface area but will still resemble the footpath surface which is currently in place.
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Public consultation on the project ends on January 12, 2024. Full details and how to respond can be found at dlrcoco.citizenspace.com.