Dublin bay cycleway gets greenlight
Published 31/03/2014 | 09:54
DUBLINERS will soon be able to cycle all the way from Sutton to Sandycove (S2S).
A decade after the cycleway was first proposed, work is finally set to start on the project with tenders now being sought for the first 2kms of the project.
The initial section will take in Wooden Bridge to Causeway Road in Clontarf and will cost in the region of €2million.
The first section is expected to be completed within the next 18 months.
The full route will take several years to complete and will be a 22km continuous trek around the city.
When finished, it will be one of the longest promenades in Europe.
The scheme proposes to upgrade and join various existing sections of the promenade and cycleway to form a route along Dublin’s seafront.
Much of the facility for the cycleway already exists, according to Dublin City Council and requires upgrades or the filling of missing gaps.
The original path was put in place in the early 1990s but a gap was left in the section between Causeway Road and Wooden Bridge.
Cyclists currently have to use an on-road cycle path on Clontarf Road which is in poor condition. To get back on the causeway, cyclists must cross two lines of traffic at a point which has no signals.