Canal Way Cycle Route opens

Posted 21 Mar 2012 to Events» News by anthony

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Andrew Montague and Minister of State for Public and Commuter Transport Alan Kelly TD officially opened the Canal Way Cycle Route on Thursday 22nd March. You can find a map of the route along with information on the new junctions for the Canal Cycle Way here.

“The numbers of people cycling in the city have increased by over 70% since 2004. As the Canal Way Cycle Route is off-road it’s ideal for families, young people and also visitors. Cycling is a healthy, cost effective and easy way to get around Dublin and I am sure the route we are opening today will be very successful” says Lord Mayor Montague. Minister Kelly said: “This is among the best off-road cycle routes within a major urban area in the country and will benefit both commuters and tourists alike and make Dublin much more cycle friendly. The Canal Way Cycle route shows exactly the type of project to help achieve the Government’s intention to have 10% of trips to work being made by bike by 2020.”

Dublin City Council is also announcing plans for ‘Cycle Dublin’ a continuous Canal Way route including over 14km long crossing the city along the Grand and Royal Canals. You can view a map of the existing and proposed routes below:

View Cycle Routes Dublin (Present and Future) in a larger map

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1 Comment

r. shelley

- May 23, 2012 at 2:06 am

In regards the new bridge down river from O Connell bridge; link the cycle lane with the Dart at Tara Street, with 2-way cycle traffic permitted on Burgh quay between Hawkins Street and Tara Street Dart.
Develop a “street sweeper” vehicle for the cycle lanes, that would remove glass from the lanes.
And while we are on that subject, make 2 way cycle lanes on all 1 way traffic streets in the city.

Put decent windbreakers on the bridges, allowing the river views to be maintained/improved. Make the wind breakers taller than the ones on Gratten Bridge for example.

Thank you

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