Seeking feedback on the proposed Liffey Cycle Route options

Posted 18 Mar 2015 to News by anthony

Please note: The initial feedback period has now ended. Updates on the proposed scheme will be posted here at a future date.

Dublin City Council is seeking feedback on its plans to provide an off-road cycle route along the River Liffey. When you’ve read the info below, please complete this online form to send your feedback. Más mian leat an leagan Gaeilge den suirbhé a chomhlíonadh is féidir é teacht ar anseo. The deadline is Friday, 17th April 2015.

The ‘Liffey Corridor’ cycle route would run from the Phoenix Park to the 3-Arena in the Docklands and four possible options are being considered. Michael Phillips, Director of Traffic says “the number of people cycling in Dublin has increased as better cycling facilities become available. Off-road cycle routes can play an important role in encouraging people to take up cycling and also gives commuters more option when they decide how they want to travel to work.”

Here are the four options:

Option 1 (mockup below & details at very end): A two-way route along the north quays. This would not see a reduction in the number of traffic lanes but a new section of boardwalk would be needed between Arran and Ellis Quay.
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Option 2: A two-way route on the north quays with buses re-routed to a new public transport corridor on Benburb St (between Heuston Station and Ellis Quay).
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Option 3: A two-way north quays route with buses rerouted to the north of the Croppy Acre which would be extended down towards the Liffey.
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Option 4: A one-way route on each side of the Liffey. The cycle tracks would be alongside the buildings and bus and general traffic would not be effected.
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If you’d like to see the options in person, there are info stands at Civic Offices on Wood Quay, Dublin 8, the Central (Ilac) Library and Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street.

The Council will use this feedback to select a preferred route option. The preferred route will be subject to statutory consultation and planning processes.

Detailed drawings for Section A (Between Heuston Station and Church St), Section B (Church St to Memorial Rd) and Section C (Memorial Rd to The Point) can be viewed below:

If you’d like to give feedback, please complete this form (Irish version).