A motion to restart work on a network of cycling routes in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area of Dublin has failed.
The Active School Travel Scheme had been put on hold because of objections over a one-way traffic system in Deansgrange as part of the project.
Councillors last night voted against compelling the council to get the programme back on track. The Section 140 motion was defeated by 26 votes to 13.
Motion to restart the Active Travel Routes in @dlrcc has failed.
Thank you to all of the people who asked me to support this and to all the Councillors who voted for this.
This will delay things for a few months but we will get there in the end. pic.twitter.com/SPBEMsut4M
— Cllr. Séafra Ó Faoláin (@SeafraBlackrock) October 11, 2021
Councillor Ó Faoláin said it wasn't all bad news; "This motion secured an earlier report (December rather than January) and one route restarted (the one that doesn’t pass Deansgrange Road)."
The scheme will provide 25 km of safe walking and cycling routes for 65 schools in the county.
A further public consultation will now get underway with a report due later this year.