The Lord Mayor of Dublin has slammed the city's new cycle plans.
He says the system will alienate motorists.
The new plans will see Dublin drivers diverted off the North Quays and through residential areas in Smithfield instead. That would then make room for a two-way cycle lane along the quays.
Lord Mayor Brendan Carr says he can't get behind the idea.
"I don't believe bringing such a vast amount of traffic which uses a main artery into the city through a residential area is the proper thing for the people of Dublin".
He added that this would send cars out to suburban retail centres and would discourage people from shopping around the likes of Henry Street, O'Connell Street, Grafton Street and St Stephen's Green.
He says there is an alternative that would keep all Dublin road users happy.
"A compromise which would facilitate everyone. It will give a dedicated cycle lane, which is what everyone wants. It'll just mean for one very short part that maybe that the public and private transport are going to have to use the same piece of road".
The plans have been proposed by city officials and are currently undergoing assessments to see how the move would impact traffic in the Smithfield area.