€100m Permanent Liffey Cycle R...


€100m Permanent Liffey Cycle Route Plan Scrapped

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:17 17 Apr 2024

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A €100 million permanent cycle route along the River Liffey in Dublin city centre has been scrapped.

A less comprehensive set of improvements is now planned for along the quays instead.

First proposed in 2010, the Liffey Cycle Route was billed as a landmark project that would have provided segregated cycle lanes between the Phoenix Park and the Tom Clarke East Link Bridge.

It would have involved building boardwalks over the river at certain points to create more space and upgrading junctions but an overhaul of traffic in the area means the permanent scheme won't go ahead as planned.

According to the Business Post, the city council says a less comprehensive set of changes will be introduced instead. While pinch points may be addressed at a later stage once aspects of the transport plan, to reduce traffic, are put in place.

From August bus gates are to be introduced at Bachelors Walk and Aston Quay in a bid to reduce the number of cars and vans using the city centre as a "through" route.

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