Important vote taking place by Dublin City Councillors for Kimmage to Donnybrook Quietway


On Monday the 8th April at 3pm the South East Area Committee of Dublin City Council will meet to vote on whether to fund a public consultation process for the proposed Kimmage to Donnybrook Quietway project.

This project is an important first step in creating safe cycling infrastructure in Dublin City. It will create a safe route for children to cycle to the many schools along its route, away from the busy main thoroughfares.…

You can read more about Quietways and this particular proposal here and you can view the draft Feasibility Report here.

Ahead of Monday’s vote please contact the councillors on the committee to urge them to vote in favour of the public consultation funding. Remember; this is only a vote on whether to fund a public consultation about the Quietway, this isn’t even a vote on whether to build the Quietway itself!

The contact details for the relevant City Councillors can be found below:

Councillor Chris Andrews 087 2851515 Pembroke-South Dock Sinn Féin

Councillor Kieran Binchy 0871774365 Pembroke-South Dock Fine Gael

Councillor Claire Byrne 0877467872 Pembroke-South Dock Green Party

Councillor Mannix Flynn 0872246664 Pembroke-South Dock Independent

Councillor Frank Kennedy 0873383972 Pembroke-South Dock Fianna Fáil

Councillor Dermot Lacey 0872646960 Pembroke-South Dock Labour

Councillor Paddy McCartan 087 2248817 Pembroke-South Dock Fine Gael

Councillor Sonya Stapleton 0871475209 Pembroke-South Dock Independent

Councillor Patrick Costello 087 9431494 Rathgar-Rathmines Green Party

Councillor Anne Feeney 0872955256 Rathgar-Rathmines Fine Gael

Councillor Mary Freehill 0868126378 Rathgar-Rathmines Labour

Councillor Ruairi McGinley 0868301111 Rathgar-Rathmines Independent

Councillor Claire O’Connor 0876644013 Rathgar-Rathmines Fianna Fáil

Councillor Dr Paddy Smyth 0860676598 Rathgar-Rathmines Fine Gael


Suggested wording:

Dear Councillor,

I am writing to ask you to support the proposal to fund a public consultation process for the proposed Kimmage to Donnybrook Quietway project. I believe that this project will be an important step in making Dublin a safe city for cycling. With rising injuries and fatalities among people cycling and with childhood obesity increasing at an unprecedented rate it has never been more important to invest in safe cycling infrastructure.

While I understand that there are concerns among some local residents who feel that the project might negatively impact on their area, I believe that these concerns can be assuaged through a process of public consultation and engagement and that the greater benefits of the proposed Quietway will become apparent.

Yours sincerely,

Friday, 5 April 2019 (All day)

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