Dublin’s cycling infrastructure will soon be a whole lot safer as Dublin Port Authority (DPA) submits plans for a section of off-road cycle rote through its land. Currently, the cycle route along Dublin Bay has a gap in the middle. With recent works on the route from Blackrock to Sandycove, the long safe route is enjoyed by many Dubliners looking for a safe cycling space.
The gap in the route going north is at a very dangerous and polluted spot where the Port Tunnel emerges and the road is very heavily trafficked. “It’s noisy and dusty and not anywhere you would currently want to walk or cycle. The Liffey Tolka Project will see us complete a brand new area of public realm that will be a much more pleasant place to move through,” DPA Chief Executive Eamonn O’Reilly said. Trees will line the route.
The new route will extend the pavement to 12 metres wide, allowing for a pedestrian and cycling path from Bond Road, southwards, to meet up with the Liffey Cycle path. Work on the route, designed by Grafton Architects, will begin in September 2021. The route is expected to be completed the following year.