Fitzwilliam Cycle Route
This project involves the development of protected cycle lanes along Fitzwilliam Place, Fitzwilliam Square East, Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Fitzwilliam Street Lower and Merrion Square East over a distance of 1km. The scheme will offer protection to cyclists from live traffic through the provision of parallel parking between the cycle lane and live traffic lanes. This will be achieved by reconfiguring the perpendicular car parking spaces. Additional protection for cyclists from potential conflicts at junctions will be facilitated through the provision of physical measures that include, inter alia, traffic islands, road markings etc.
The scheme will also include improved pedestrian facilities, the upgrade and redesign of the junctions along the route to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as public realm improvements around the island at the Adelaide Road/Leeson Street Lower junction.
The scheme will provide improvements along the section of Leeson Street Lower between Wilton Terrace and the Fitzwilliam Place and at Merrion Square North between the junctions of Holles Street, Mount Street Lower and Merrion Square East.
The proposed scheme will include;
- Improvements to existing controlled and uncontrolled road crossing facilities for pedestrians including mobility impaired users,
- Traffic calming measures,
- Carriageway resurfacing,
- Road markings and signage,
- Public realm improvements,
- Provision of dedicated bicycle parking, and,
- Improvements to existing ITS hardware.
This project was issued for tender in Q1 2023. Construction is expected to commence in Q3 2023 with a construction duration of 12 months.