Cyclists Don’t Mix

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North Strand, Dublin 1

Cian Ginty writes:

In planning since 2012, the Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route was supposed to provide a fully segregated two-way cycle path between the existing coastal path at Clontarf and the city centre, via Fairview and North Strand.

But instead the council has opted for a non-continuous cycle route which mixes cycling with buses, heavy traffic and pedestrians.

The solution is to return to a design with a continuous two-way cycle path on the east side of the road along the route. This is the safest, most space efficient, and most attractive option for most people who cycle now and those who will cycle when conditions are improved.

Please sign and share our petition below if you agree.

Petition here

Pic: IrishCycle.com

Thanks Serv

17 thoughts on “Cyclists Don’t Mix

  1. scottser

    red tarmac and black tarmac walk into a pub.
    2 pints says the red tarmac
    i’m not serving you, says the barman – yu’re a bleedn cyclepath.

    1. Spud1

      other punter walks up to barman.
      ‘Here’, gimme a pint of Guinness… and (points to black tarmac)… one for the road…

      :D

      Happy Friday yiz messers!

  2. Pablo Pistachio

    As long as it doesn’t impact pedestrians or pedestrian walkways I’m all for it.
    I’ve seen the carry on along that stretch a few times. It’s like a cross between the Tour de France and Wacky Races the way they behave cycling towards the city in the morning.

  3. ismise

    I cycle this route everyday from town and back out in the evening.

    It’s a complete (and highly dangerous) disaster.

    Signed!

  4. wearnicehats

    As long as it coincides with a new tax on all things to do with cycling – such that a percentage of sales is used to help fund these schemes then I’m all for it.

    1. Turgenev

      Not a sensible idea. Separated and protected cycleways are dear to build, but then cost almost nothing to maintain for years and year. Car roads are dear to build too, but then cost a fortune to maintain every year.

      And getting most people cycling for the 40% of journeys in Ireland that are under 6km would cut levels of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, hypertension and depression, as well as lessening our carbon footprint.

      Drivers are using our precious and finite supplies of fossil fuels to drag their bodies around – we need to get them on their bikes for their own health and that of the environment.

      According to the car owners’ body the Automobile Association, the current cost of running a car in Ireland averages at €11,000; a two-car family could save €66,000 in three years by cycling instead.

      Sgned.

  5. Jack

    Would be great if the cyclists that break the red light every morning and evening at Newcomen Bridge could wait until their light goes green. Agree as a pedestrian that stretch is bizarre – the cycle lane goes from the road to the path, past a bus stop and back onto the road.

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