Liffey Cycle Route

Act fast! Act now!

A decision is planned to be made at the Dublin City Council transport committee meeting THIS WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 at 3pm to proceed with Option 7 (the good choice) or Option 8 (the poor choice). Please text or email the committee members and also your local councillors — ask them to reject Option 8 and for Option 7 to… Read More Act fast! Act now!

Liffey Cycle Route

Why not Option 8?

Option 8 is the latest of many options which focuses solving the pinch point on the north quays between Blackhall Place and Church Street, but the latest “solution” is poor for walking, cycling and buses. The problems with Option 8 include: Major conflicts between pedestrians and cycling causing safety and capacity issues. Costly boardwalk-like structures, which are… Read More Why not Option 8?

Liffey Cycle Route

Why Option 7?

Option 7 is the best solution to:  Give priority to walking, cycling, and public transport. Be a safe and attractive route for pedestrians, especially those with sight issues, children and those who are less mobile. Attract newcomers to cycling and those who already cycle. Increase the people-carrying capacity of the quays. Reduce car use, while… Read More Why Option 7?

Liffey Cycle Route

What is it? & FAQ

The Liffey Cycle Route is a planned 4.5km long continuous cycle route along the north quays in Dublin. It has been in pre-planning planning since 2011 and the city council has looked at many different options. The route is supposed to be segregated from both motor traffic and pedestrians, but a new “solution”, Option 8, threatens the quality of the route. That’s… Read More What is it? & FAQ

Liffey Cycle Route

Why build it?

Options for a Liffey Cycle Route along our capital’s quays are due to be presented to the Dublin City Council traffic committee this Wednesday. In case you’re wondering why the route is needed, here’s 12 reasons why the Liffey Cycle Route should be supported: 1. The quays are more than just a transport corridor All too often the quays… Read More Why build it?

Liffey Cycle Route

What about the traffic?

Option 7 will divert traffic away from the quays, so where will the traffic go? When traffic reduction is talked about, it’s often treated with denial and scepticism, but it isn’t just theory. Traffic reduction is already taking place in Dublin — the number of cars entering the canals at peak times is down from 90,000 in… Read More What about the traffic?