Strand Road Cycle Route set to open in March
Dublin City Council will next week begin installing a 2-way protected cycle lane on Strand Road in Sandymount. The cycle route will remain in place for a trial period of six months.
It is hoped that Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council will, at the same time as the Strand Road route, construct a connecting cycle route between the Merrion Gates and Blackrock Park, thereby creating a fully segregated 10km cycle route from Irishtown all the way to Sandycove.
The Strand Road cycle route is being introduced as part of a broader plan to improve public health by encouraging active mobility. In addition, the aim is to reduce environmental pollution and improve air quality and, over time, to improve traffic in the city by encouraging a switch from car journeys to walking, cycling, and public transport.
The medium-term plan is to continue the cycle route through Ringsend park to the East link bridge where it will connect with proposed new bridges linking to Sir John Rogerson’s Quay on the south side and to the north quays via and a new cycling and walking pedestrian bridge to the west of the current East Link bridge. The cycle route will then go through a new segregated cycle route in the port linking with the existing coastal cycle route on Alfie Byrne Road at East Point Business Park. The connected network!
If you are a member of a local sports club in Sandymount, Ringsend or Irishtown, or have kids in local schools or are a potential commuter or leisure cyclist, we’d like to hear your ideas about maximising the potential of the Strand Road cycle route. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas and suggestions.
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