Dublin Cycling Campaign Statement on a Proposed Cycle Route Through a Graveyard
Dublin Cycling Campaign shares the deep concerns in relation to a proposed cycle route through Deansgrange graveyard.
Dublin Cycling Campaign supported the original preferred route proposed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, which was a high-quality route forming part of a best-in-class network.
The original consultation had over 6,000 submissions, 63% of whom supported the original preferred cycle route and traffic flow changes in Deansgrange.
Councillors rejected this plan despite this overwhelming public support. The resulting chosen route through Deansgrange graveyard is the unfortunate outcome of maintaining the status quo as regards the allocation of road space to motorised vehicles, despite the costs to the locality.
Nevertheless, since this chosen route has now since progressed, the Campaign’s position is that it should proceed and be implemented to meet the long overdue demand for safety for cycling to schools and workplaces in the area.
Dublin Cycling Campaign’s view is that the Council should engage fully with those who have concerns with the chosen route through the graveyard, and address those concerns, while still maintaining a safe solution for locals and for children cycling to school.
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