Public asked to have their say on proposed Liffey cycle route 19th March, 2015

Dublin City Council is seeking feedback on its plans to provide an off-road cycle route along the River Liffey by Friday, 17th April 2015.

The ‘Liffey Corridor’ cycle route would run from the Phoenix Park to the 3-Arena in the Docklands.

Michael Phillips is Director of Traffic with Dublin City Council. He 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.”

Four possible options are being considered:

• Option 1: 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
• 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)
• 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
• 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

How to respond

Dublin City Council has published the report on the cycle website www.cycledublin.ie
The public and interested parties can view all four options on this site and pick their preferred route. People can also state whether they support the proposal or not.

This can also be done at Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices on Wood Quay, Dublin 8 and at the Central (Ilac) Library and Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street.
Dublin City Council will use this feedback to select a preferred route option for the cycle route. The preferred route will be subject to statutory consultation and planning processes.

Ends

For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277
https://twitter.com/DubCityCouncil www.facebook.com/DublinCityCouncil

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