Sandymount, Dublin 4.
The Sandymount cycleway is now due to begin a trial on 15 January after an alternative plan put forward by residents was rejected by the National Transport Authority.
The trial proposed by Dublin City Council will involve a dedicated two-way cycleway on the road with general traffic confined to one lane outbound from the city centre.
Local residents concerned about traffic heading to the East Link Bridge being diverted through residential streets had proposed using the seaside footpath as the cycleway and cyclists would merge with traffic at bus stops.
However a briefing for councillors heard that the National Transport Authority had rejected the plan as the footpath is not wide enough.
It also stated that the proposal for cyclists to merge with traffic at bus stops by going around buses would pose a safety risk and force traffic to stop.
We looked at the alternatives offered by objectors to the Sandymount trial and Cllr @LaceyDermot told us he wanted professionals to do an evaluation and called us liars for outlining facts. NTA have said the alternatives are not viable and unsafe. This is a bad faith response: https://t.co/n0JQgceT8l
— IrishCycle.com (@IrishCycle) November 6, 2020
Never gonna be built, even trialled. Sandymount residents tried to meet DCC half way, but no good faith. Nobody has offered an explanation as to where the East Link and south Port traffic are going to go? The solution for a cycleway? Oh I couldn’t even imagine…🙄 pic.twitter.com/bnt3e0l5cH
— Rochey77 (@Rochey77) November 6, 2020