Increasing protected cycle lanes, contra-flow cycle lanes and cycle parking

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To facilitate a much higher number of cyclists, it is proposed to provide safer cycling infrastructure through the implementation of protected cycle lanes. This may involve reusing existing road space by removing on-street parking and protecting that road space for cycling via protection bollards and other cyclist protection measures. An example of this is the recently reallocation of the North Quays on-street parking for a wider pedestrian area and a cycle lane.

Photo name: North Quays – Capel to Hapenny Bridge 
Photo name: North Quays – Capel to Hapenny Bridge
Other locations may involve reducing the number of traffic lanes to accommodate protected cycling facilities on both sides of the road, while maintaining a balance for other required services in that area.
It is also intended to provide safe contra-flow cycle facilities on streets where demand for such movement has been identified. An example of this has already been implemented on Nassau Street.

Photo names: South Leinster St 2
Photo names: South Leinster St 2

Despite the suspension of the installation works due to lockdown, cycle parking design works have continued over the last few months. With the resumption of installation works and the easing of restrictions, we are targeting the installation of at least 1000 new stands this year. In addition,  we will seek to install new cycle parking in key locations to compliment the overall Covid 19 mobility strategy.

Photo name: Causeway Road – close-up
Photo name: Causeway Road

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