NTA AND DCC PUBLISH LIFFEY CYCLE PLAN
The National Transport Authority and Dublin City Council have today published the Recommended Option for the Liffey Cycle Route Project.
The proposal was presented to Councillors at a special meeting of Dublin City Council Transport SPC in City Hall today.
The Liffey Cycle Route aims to provide a safe, continuous and segregated 5km long-cycle facility in both directions between Phoenix Park / Heuston Station and the Tom Clarke East Link Bridge.
The Route has been an important objective of Dublin City Council [DCC] and the National Transport Authority [NTA] since 2013. Previous studies have been undertaken to determine how best to advance this primary route on the Cycle Network Plan for the Greater Dublin Area. In 2017, DCC and the NTA agreed that a review of all options previously considered as well as any new options that hadn’t been identified to date should be undertaken.
Anne Graham Chief Executive Officer of the National Transport Authority said:
“The Liffey Cycle Route is a key objective of the cycle network plan for the city and NTA has been closely involved in this project since 2012.
“This plan means there will be safer cycling facilities and an improved environment for pedestrians along the Liffey and we believe that this will encourage more people to cycle and walk as part of their daily commute.
“This is good news for commuters, but it’s also good news when it comes to reducing our carbon emissions.
Minister for Transport and Tourism Shane Ross said: “The Liffey Cycle Route is a potentially transformative project for everyone who lives in, works in or visits Dublin.
“It will provide a safe and segregated cycle track right through the heart of our capital city. I look forward to hearing people’s views during the planned public consultation and hope this long-awaited project can now move forward.
“I’m delighted to be able to increase the level of investment we’re putting in to developing better cycling infrastructure across the country.
“Funding under our two main programmes have increased by around 30% this year, while there’s also more money being made available under our Greenways Strategy and through separate Project Ireland 2040 funds related to urban and rural regeneration and development”
Full report available here: https://www.nationaltransport.ie/public-consultations/current/