Cycling This Sunday?



As the proposed Liffey Cycleway is currently being debated by Dublin City Council.

Kieran Ryan writes:

The Dublin Cycling Campaign is hosting a family-friendly, social cycle in support of the Liffey Cycleway this Sunday, April 2.

The cycle will begin at 11am at the Wellington Monument in the Phoenix Park and will follow the proposed route of the Liffey Cycleway along the North Quays as far as the Point Village.

The proposed Liffey Cycleway is a segregated two-way cycle path which will run along Dublin’s North Quays.

The 4.6km path will provide a safe and accessible cycle route from the Phoenix Park all the way to the Point Village.

Such a facility would open up cycling to people of all ages and abilities, especially those who would like to cycle but are too intimidated by the current traffic conditions.

Dublin Cycling Campaign

Previously: An In Depth Look At The Liffey Cycle Plan (IrishCycle)

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23 thoughts on “Cycling This Sunday?

    1. Mr. Camomile T

      Which is safer; remove the conflict between bicycles and motor vehicles by providing dedicated cycle paths, or dress cyclists in body armour?

  1. Bob

    Is that a cycle lane at the 0:58 mark?

    Also, does it not make sense to have one cycle lane, as the traffic goes in one direction? Have the opposite lane on the opposite side of the river. So there’d be less space lost and you could keep several car lanes and have a cycle lane

    1. Jonjo

      That’s not a cycle lane. It’s a Dublin Bikes station.

      I agree with having a proper cycle lane on each side of the Liffey rather than this proposal.

  2. Sheik Yahbouti

    Would there be any chance at all of there being one poxy Sunday when a Northside dweller could pass without let or hindrance to the Southside to visit family, without some parade, march, mini marathon, festival or other thing blocking the way?

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Goes both ways.
      Though obviously the people going northside keep their traps shut out of pure embarrassment, like.

  3. Baffled

    I would take campaigns like this more seriously if they also acknowledged that many cyclists behave in a thoroughly irresponsible manner on the roads – and footpaths – of Dublin. There was nothing “family friendly” about the cyclist who very narrowly missed colliding with my son’s pram while breezing through a red light in Grand Canal Dock a few weekends ago.

    1. Drebbin

      Interesting view. How would you envisage that happening? What could they do to make you take them more seriously?

        1. Mr. Camomile T

          If by ‘menace’ you mean the machines that routinely kill and seriously injure people, then motor vehicles are the only one.

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            Cyclists who are ignorant enough to ignore the rules of the road are an absolute menace. The ones who cycle in groups, in sprawling clusters, on the narrow country roads are a hazard to themselves and other road users. It’s arrogance.

            They’re not as big a risk as cars obvs, but to say cyclists are wholly innocent is a lie.

        2. MoyestWithExcitement

          Maybe I missed it but who said motorists are the only ones who misbehave? And why do motorists talk like they’re an oppressed social group when it comes to cyclists? It’s SO weird.

    2. ZeligIsJaded

      You should have told someone before now.

      I think its probably too late to cancel it at this stage!

      But I’m sure they’ll postpone the cycle lane plans until this scallywag is apprehended.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Yes. We should find that person who very nearly did something and glare viciously at the back of his head. Or indeed her head. But probably his. But that’s a different argument.

  4. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Cycling home tonight an old dude pulled into and blocked the cycle lane. I pulled up behind him: the traffic was gridlocked. He realised he was also a tiny bit in a yellow box so started reversing into me. I had to tap on his back window to stop him squashing me.
    I could’ve let rip but he was an ole guy so I wasn’t going to win anything.
    Cars can do proper damage. Bikes can cause accidents, of course, but I was nearly seriously hurt tonight.

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