Core Bus Corridor 8: Clondalkin to Drimnagh
Overall the Clondalkin to Drimnagh Core Bus Corridor (CBC) is welcome. This section of the city is incredibly hard to cycle around currently because of the large roads, heavy traffic and high speeds. This route is quite short compared to the others and links into CBC9: Greenhills to the city centre. We need your help to build a cycle route suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
The proposals would:
- Develop 4.5km of segregated cycle tracks along Nangor Road, Naas Road and Long Mile Road
- Make cycling a realistic option for many people for the first time
However, the Dublin Cycling Campaign has identified issues along the route.
The main issue on this corridor will be the large roads and the large numbers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). The design of the junctions and the entrances to some of the large industrial or retail parks will be important.
The Dublin Cycling Campaign has identified many 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. 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:
- Better design of junctions and entrances to limit the danger of heavy good vehicles (HGVs) crossings cycle paths
- Removal of more slip lanes. Slip lanes encourage motorists to take corners at speed, which increases risk for pedestrians and cyclists
- More bus stop bypasses so that cyclists and buses do not have to mix and bus stops
We need many voices demanding better cycling facilities or BusConnects will never deliver any improvements. You can do two more things:
- Spread the word to your friends and family. Encourage them to make a submission too
- Contact your local councillors and TDs telling them you want to see these improvements
The NTA is holding a public information event on this route that might be of interest:
- Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 - 12th March 3pm - 8pm
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This is only one of 16 Core Bus Corridors. Learn about the others here.
Help us do more for cycling in Dublin, please consider getting involved.