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New cycle route to get students on their bikes

A NEW cycle route is aiming to get more students to cycle instead of drive by connecting UCD to Windy Arbour Luas Stop and also to Booterstown Dart station.

The scheme is designed to link up with routes in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown network.

The new cycle route will run along St Columbanus Road, Mulvey Park, Beechmount Drive, Gledswood Drive, Bird Avenue, Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh Road and Wynnsward Drive. It will also operate along Woodbine Road, to Trimleston Avenue and Booterstown Avenue.

There are currently no cycle facilities along certain stretches of the route and some of the measures will include a contra flow cycle track heading towards the Luas along St Columbanus Road and a wide shared cycle-pedestrian space on Dundrum Road.

The entire route will carry signs for both pedestrians and cyclist to show the direction of the route.



PROPOSALS

This particular route was identified as part of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Cycle Network Study Report.

It will include cycle parking facilities at Windy Arbour Luas Stop and at the Booterstown Dart station.

Although it travels through a number of residential areas, parking will not be removed in these estates.

Copies of the proposals will be available for inspection until November 12th next at the Council Offices in Main Street Dundrum and the County Hall in Dun Laoghaire.

In addition, Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown Council is holding information days in Our Lady's National School, St Columbanus Road on October 22nd and in the Tara Tower Hotel on Merrion Road on October 24th from 4-7pm.

The closing date for submissions on the plan is November 14th next.

csheehy@herald.ie


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