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A cycle route along the River Liffey will be trialed in August

This afternoon.

Ciarán Ferrie, Of I BIKE Dublin, writes:

I BIKE Dublin welcomes the proposal by Dublin City Council to put in place a trial of the Liffey Cycle Route by August of this year.

This response to a petition raised late last year by Cian Ginty of IrishCycle.com is a strong statement of intent by the council that they are listening to the concerns of people who cycle in the city.

The proposed trial cycle route, while far from ideal, will improve the safety of people already cycling on the quays and will hopefully encourage more people to cycle.

It will also improve the experience of people walking on the quays with additional pedestrian crossings put in place which will become permanent fixtures.

Louise Williams, Vice Chair of Dublin Cycling Campaign, says:

“The Liffey Quays is currently a hazardous environment for people on bikes, and this results in fewer people choosing to cycle there.

We want to see a city where people of all ages and abilities are enabled to cycle, and this trial of the Liffey Cycle Route is a big step in that direction.”

I BIKE Dublin

Dublin Cycling Campaign

Previously: Liffey Cycle

UPDATE:

Dublin City Council’s Liffey Cycle Route.

Read about the plans in full here

Dublin’s long-awaited Liffey cycle route to be in place by August (Olivia Kelly, The Irish Times)

Richie Saunders (above), one of the Jiffy’s orginal coxswains who preserved the boat and will be driving it for passengers again

This afternoon.

River Liffey at Dublin city centre

Dublin’s No.11 Liffey Ferry returns to the capital’s waters after a 35-year absence following a complete restoration by Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council.

The service linked  the North docks and South docks when the nearest river crossing was Butt Bridge but was decommissioned in 1984 following the completion of the East Link Bridge.

The No. 11 will taxi passengers between three points – the 3Arena to Sir John Rogerson’s Quay to MV Cill Airne at North Wall Quay and back – starting Monday February 11, running Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm.

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Kieran writes:

Dublin Cycling Campaign is hosting a mass cycle along Dublin’s Quays this Sunday to demonstrate support for the Liffey Cycle Route. This fun, free, family-friendly cycle will highlight the need for a safe, segregated cycle route along the Quays, from the Phoenix Park down the the Point Village.

The Liffey Cycle will depart from the Wellington Monument in the Phoenix Park at 11am and then proceed down the Quays in one large convoy of bikes. After a brief pause near the Beckett Bridge we will head to Phibsborough where local residents and Phizzfest will provide music and refreshments outside Bang Bang Café on Leinster Street.

This is a free event and no registration is required. Every type of cyclist, and non-cyclist, is welcome to come along. Marshalling and traffic management will be provided by Dublin Cycling Campaign and the Garda Traffic Corp. For more information please check out Dublin Cycling Campaign’s website.