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Revised Fairview Cycle Route Revealed


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Revised plans for a cycle route through Fairview look set to reignite some controversy.

Last summer a massive campaign was launched to save up to 60 trees from being felled in Fairview to make way for the path.

It was intended to run alongside the seafront on Clontarf Road to the junction of Talbot Street junction at Connolly Station.

But after going back to the drawing board Dublin City Council is now proposing a new design.

It will see cyclists completely segregated from traffic on each side of the road and will be kept apart from buses.

There'll also be a new civic space created along the perimeter, outside the village's cafes and shops.

The Dublin Cycling Campaign says it's extremely satisfied with the new layout which will benefit pedestrians too.

However the latest version of the plan involves reducing two lanes of traffic to one between the Malahide Road junction down towards Edge's Corner.

 

image via Cyclist.ie

Independent councillor Níal Ring says it's going to cause traffic mayhem at peak times.

"Motorists will get a shot when three major routes merge to one lane. The traffic engineers say it'll only cause a delay of 30 seconds on average but that's over the course of 24 hours. During rush hour, there'll be chaos."

Work is due to start on the cycle route in about 18 months time.


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