Cyclists: Hurry to have your say on the Dublin area cycle network

Dublin cyclists wishing to comment on the Greater Dublin Area cycle network plan must do so before the 5pm deadline tomorrow.

All of our coverage can be read here. The National Transport Authority has published a written report and maps here — you give your feedback, make a comment or attach your submission at the bottom of the same page.

Below is a guild to locating the maps for the Dublin metropolitan area:

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€80 million cycling network upgrade is better value than Luas

Planned primary cycle routes in the Dublin City Council area

Dublin City Council estimates 100km of cycle track it is planning could cost as much as €80 million – but according to the councillor behind DublinBikes the spend is “well worth the investment”.

The upgrade of primary cycle routes is linked to the National Transport Authority’s draft Cycle Network Plan for the Greater Dublin Area. 

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Plans aims for safe, comfortable cycling across Greater Dublin

GDA Cycle Network plan cover
Draft GDA Cycle Network Plan

Members of the public and interest groups have until October 14 to give their views on a cycling network plan which spans four counties and with a total route length of over 2,800km.

The draft Cycle Network Plan has the goal of having a “completed network” which “will facilitate safe and comfortable cycling between all origins and destinations in the Greater Dublin Area.”

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Cycle route quality ranked low across Dublin

An example of narrowness and loss of priority on a cycle path in Lucan, Co Dublin (all images on this page: CID / not from report)

Existing cycle lanes and tracks across Dublin were overall ranked low as part of the draft Cycle Network Plan for the Greater Dublin Area.

The report detailing the plan highlights general issues with narrowness and loss of priority, and the access problems caused on greenways by barriers.

The current network of cycle lanes and paths were rated for their quality of service based on five criteria: surface condition; width; frequency of conflicts (ie due to parking and driveways etc); junction delay; and comfort covering proximity to other traffic and the associated sense of safety.

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