Huntstown kerb protected cycle lane

First kerb protected cycle lane to be installed in Huntstown as part of Governments stimulus package.

Details from Fingal County Council website: Fingal County Council is to commence the roll out of a €3.9m programme aimed at developing safer infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians in towns and villages across the County. The funding was part of a €55m allocation by the National Transport Authority under the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus Plan to support local authorities’ response to Covid-19 challenges and assist with their work to equip local communities and businesses with improved walking and cycling infrastructure. The first scheme to commence will be in Dublin 15 with the creation of a 5km segregated cycle track, 2.5km in in each direction, along Hartstown/Hunstown Road which will provide safer cycling route for local people to access schools, recreational areas and local businesses. The scheme is expected to commence in October and will involve the installation of a concrete kerb and delineators for the cycle lanes along with improvements to existing junctions and cycle lanes. To minimise disruption to local traffic the works will be undertaken overnight, with a stop/go traffic management in place. Residents and businesses owner living in the area will be informed in advance.

Other projects to have received funding are:

R108 Sillogue – Road Network upgrade including advisory cycle lanes R132 Lissenhall, Minister’s Road to Blake’s Cross and Kilhedge Lane – Improve cycle connection from Lusk to Blake’s Cross via Corduff NS. Traffic calming to reduce speeds and redesign of former national road for reduce volumes of traffic and increase cycling and pedestrian activity R108 Naul GAA Club – junction improvement required for all road users including cyclists Malahide Estuary Cycle connections Seatown Road and Estuary Road – improve cycle connection from Swords to Malahide Rathingle Road/River Valley Road, Swords – light segregation of existing cycle lane Grange Road, Baldoyle - light segregation of existing cycle lane Howth Road - light segregation of existing cycle lane from Sutton to Howth villages Skerries Road - light segregation of existing cycle lane Skerries Coast – new cycleway beside existing walkway Mayor of Fingal Cllr David Healy said: “I welcome the allocation of this significant funding from the NTA towards the development of walking and cycling infrastructure across the County. With the pandemic we are seeing much higher numbers of people walking in our communities. There has also been a resurgence of cycling during the Covid-19 period. With public transport capacity massively reduced, it is crucial that we develop quality routes for walking and cycling routes to allow movement within our communities.

Furhter details can be found on Fingal County Council website : https://www.fingal.ie/news/council-begin-eu4m-scheme-support-safer-cycli…

Saturday, 26 September 2020 - 8:30pm


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