New funding for COVID Mobility projects across Dublin

Dublin Cycling Campaign welcomes the €27.4M in funding announced by the National Transport Authority. This funding is to support pedestrian and cyclist movement across Dublin. This is part of the government’s July Stimulus package.

The coronavirus has dramatically changed the way people move around our city. More people are walking and cycling and there is less capacity on public transport. This funding will provide new and improved facilities for people walking and cycling. This will create more space for social distancing and provide thousands of Dubliners with new travel options.

This funding is only for projects that can complete the design or construction works by the end of November 2020. So we will see the outcome of this funding sooner rather than later.

This funding provides much needed resources to local councils to adapt our roads and public spaces to encourage people to walk and cycle. It also provides much needed funding to repair wear and tear to existing cycle facilities across Dublin.

Below is a breakdown of what Dublin Cycling Campaign thinks are the major cycling projects in the four Dublin local councils.

Dublin City Council (€12M)

  • Rapid deployment of a two-way cycle track along Strand Road (€250K). This project needs your support. Fill out this quick survey or the cycle track might not be built.
  • A 3.5km cycle route project on Griffith Avenue from Ballygall Road to Malahide Road. This project will add a contra-flow cycle lane between Griffith Avenue Extension and Griffith Avenue, removing the need to cycle up the Ballymum Road. (€250K)
  • Concrete curbs to replace the plastic barriers on the new cycle lanes along the Liffey at Inns Quay and Ormonde Quay. New concrete curb protected cycle lanes on Constitution Hill (€70K)
  • €400K for bollards, wands and orcas to protect cycle lanes throughout the city
  • Creating a new indoor cycle parking location on the north side of the city similar to Drury Street. There will be 80 secure and sheltered cycle parking spaces in an existing car park (€60K). We believe it will be in the Jervis Street Car Park.
  • Funding for the creation of slow zones near schools, speed limit changes and PR about the changes (€120K)
  • 25 new pedestrian crossings across the city, particularly near schools
  • Significant amount of road resurfacing works and footpath widening. This will include removing potholes and areas of poor surfacing from cycle lanes across the city.
  • Improvements to widen and add red surfacing to cycle lanes across the city. Including at Howth Road, Inchicore, Harolds Cross Rd, Mount Street Lower, Northumberland Road, and Redmond Hills
  • Bike Bunkers for people to park their bike in a sheltered area if they have no cycle parking in their house (€100K)

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (€8.9M)

  • Design of three “innovative” strategic cycle routes as part of the council’s Active School Travel programme. These routes are Marley to Blackrock, Blackrock to Loughlinstown, and Balally to Sallynoggin (€150K)
  • Widening and upgrading of the shared walking and cycling path in Blackrock Park. This is part of the Blackrock Park Masterplan (€200K)
  • Resurfacing a significant length of the Slang River Greenway as it is a well used route, improvements at Meadowbrook car park to make it safer for people walking and cycling, and an extension of the Slang River Greenway in Marley Park (€156K)
  • Extension of the Cruagh Greenway to Stepaside Park. This will connect Stepaside park to the green line Luas (€500K)
  • Resurfacing the cycle track in KIlbogget Park, Clonkeen Park and Loughlinstown Linear Park (€216K)
  • Changes to junctions across the county to make it safer for people cycling (€500K)
  • Protected cycle facilities on both sides of the following roads: Glenageary Road Upper (€680K); Kill Lane (€452K); Kill Avenue (€96K), Enniskerry Road (€186K); Stonemasons Way (€500K); Broadford Road (€350K); Roebuck Road (€422K), Rowanbyrn (€136K); Taney Road (€32K)
  • Footpath widening, repairs and improved pedestrian crossings across the county

Fingal County Council (€3.9M)

  • Traffic calming and new cycle lanes from Lusk to Blakes Cross. Four kilometres of road will be redesigned to reduce speeds on this former national road and cater for the increase in people walking and cycling (€1.3M)
  • Improved cycling connection from Swords to Malahide. This 2.5km project will run from Estuary Road to Seatown Road. (€1M)
  • Temporary two metre wide footpath / cycle track along the Royal Canal at Clonsilla (€100K)
  • A new cycleway beside the existing walkway on the Skerries Coast (€125K)
  • Protection of the existing cycle lanes across the county including: Huntstown Way / Hartstown (€55K); Rathingle Road / River Valley Road (€55K); Grange Road, Baldoyle (€30K); Howth Road (€100K); Skerries Road (€350,000)
  • Further €500,000 to add protection to other cycle lanes across the county

South Dublin County Council (€2.4M)

  • Maintenance of cycle tracks across the county (€721K)
  • New bike parking and cycle lockers at key locations across the county. This includes at Luas stops, parks, main streets, libraries and schools. (€122K)

You can find the full list of all funded projects on the National Transport Authority website.

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