Griffith Avenue Safe Routes to School and College

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Griffith Avenue Protected Cycle Track: Update 25th August 2020

Dublin City Council is currently investigating the options for providing a 3.5km protected cycle lane on both sides of Griffith Avenue from Ballygall Road East as far as the Malahide Road.

The main aim of this scheme is to provide protected, safe and continuous cycling for all ages and abilities along this route. This is especially important with the numbers of schools in the area as well as the different DCU campus locations (identified by the green areas in the map below show).

The design of the protected cycle lanes through the junctions of Ballymun Road/St Mobhi Road/Griffith Avenue and also Drumcondra Road/Griffith Avenue are challenging and these will be developed separately.

In the meantime Dublin City Council has commenced work on the first element of the route, and is trialling the installation of a concrete extruded kerb starting at the  Ballymun Road and working west towards  Ballygall Road East.

We have also  developed a design for the first 500m section of the protected cycle lane heading east along Griffith Avenue between St Mobhi Road and Walnut Rise. The width of the carriageway on this section of Griffith Avenue is generous (12.3 m approximately) and will allow DCC to provide a  2 meter wide,  high quality, protected cycle lane, on both sides of the carriageway while retaining generous traffic lanes in both directions and access to existing driveways.

Protection of the cycle lanes will be provided by bollards and orcas in the first instance as these can be easily adjusted if necessary before a more permanent protection is put in place.

If residents have particular concerns or suggestions regarding these proposals we would invite them to send them into us at (with Griffith Ave in the subject bar).