Lord Mayor to Open the latest stage of Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) Cycleway

On Friday May 5th at 10:00 a.m. the Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr will officially open the latest phase of the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) Cycleway at a ceremony at the Tram Shelter (opposite Doyle’s Lane) on the Clontarf Road, Dublin 3.

This latest 2 km section of the S2S Cycleway includes a new segregated two way cycle track and 4 km of upgraded footpaths. The public lighting along the route has been upgraded and the historic tram shelter at Clontarf has also been restored and enhanced. The S2S Cycleway works have been funded by the National Transport Authority who had a significant contribution to the delivery of the scheme as the lead Sanctioning Authority.

The current works included the provision of a continuous coastal flood defence wall from Bull Road to Causeway Road as part of the Dublin Coastal Flood Protection Project and the Dublin SAFER Project.  During the construction of the cycleway and footway a 600mm diameter water main was installed. Irish Water contributed toward the installation of the water main and worked with Dublin City Council to ensure that the water main installation, cycleway and footway works were all carried out at the same time. The works were coordinated to help to minimise disruption to residents, business owners and road users.

Speaking ahead of the opening, the Lord Mayor said, “I am delighted to open this stage of the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) Cycleway. I hope that residents and tourists alike will get great enjoyment from this wonderful amenity on the north side of the city. I congratulate Dublin City Council, the National Transport Authority, Irish Water and the contribution from the local community for coming together to work on this project in this environmentally sensitive area. This approach minimised disruption to road users, residents and businesses alike.”

Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority, said “The cycleway the Lord Mayor is opening today is an excellent example of the positive results that can be achieved when agencies – in this case NTA, Dublin City Council and Irish Water – work together towards a shared objective. This segment of the Sutton to Sandycove project will not only provide a safer environment for cyclists from Clontarf and surrounding areas who use their bike to get to work, but will be of great amenity benefit to families, locals and visitors alike.”

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Notes to the Editor

The cycleway and footway works are an integral part of the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) route that is identified as a strategic walking and cycling route in the Department of Transport’s National Cycle Policy Framework that identifies the S2S as a flagship project for the city, and the National Transport Authority’s Cycle Network Plan for the Greater Dublin Area.
 

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