Core Bus Corridor 4: Finglas to Phibsborough

The Finglas BusConnects Core Bus Corridor creates new cycle infrastructure and provides some good-quality cycle tracks. The route includes North Rd through Finglas Village, Tolka Valley Park, Glasnevin and Phibsborough. From here it links into Core Bus Corridor 3 from Ballymun to the city centre via Phibsborough Road.

The proposals would:

  • Build a continuous one-way 2m segregated cycle track along most of the route in both directions
  • Build bus stop bypasses so cyclists and buses don’t mix
  • Segregate the cycle track from coach parking at Glasnevin Cemetery

The Dublin Cycling Campaign has identified issues along the route.

  • Some of the bus stop designs are poor. They will put waiting bus passengers and cyclists into conflict. If the bus stops were moved nearby then this conflict could be removed
  • There are a number of slip lanes whereby motor traffic must cross cycle track to turn left
  • There are no segregated cycle lanes at the start of the route (northern end) despite a number of proposed GDA Cycle network routes converging there
  • The St Margaret’s road roundabout is poorly designed for pedestrians and cyclists
  • The Botanic Rd/Prospect Way are needs serious protection for cyclists as it is a tricky and fast flowing traffic situation

The Dublin Cycling Campaign has identified other issues, which are included in our draft submission linked at the end

We need you to make a submission to the NTA. People need to show their support if they want to see these cycling improvements built, otherwise nothing will improve for cyclists. A submission is a short piece on how the NTA should change their proposals.

Some advice for writing a useful submission:

  • Be generally supportive
  • Keep it short and personal
  • Tell the NTA why this Core Bus Corridor affects you. Do you live nearby or cycle this route often? Mention that.
  • Include some of the Dublin Cycling Campaign’s key issues

Our key issues:

  • Demand improvements at St Margaret’s Road roundabout and Botanic Road/Prospect Way
  • Demand proper tie-in with the proposed GDA cycle network routes
  • Demand bus stops that won’t put waiting bus passengers and cyclists into conflict
  • Demand no slip lanes whereby motor traffic must cross cycle track to turn left


We need many voices demanding better cycling facilities or BusConnects will never deliver any improvements. Please:

  • Spread the word to your friends and family. Encourage them to make a submission too
  • Contact your local councillors and TDs. Tell them you want to see these improvements

This is only one of 16 Core Bus Corridors. Learn about the others here.

Friday, 31 May 2019 (All day)

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