WHAT IS THE CLONTARF TO CITY CENTRE CYCLE ROUTE?
The scheme comprises approximately 2.5km continuous and consistent cycle facilities and improvements to the public realm. The scheme will also include the provision of a portion of the Tolka Valley Greenway linking Alfie Byrne Road with Annesley Bridge Road. The proposed works will new cycle facilities, improved footpaths and landscaping from Clontarf Road / Alfie Byrne Road, via Clontarf Road, Marino Mart, Fairview, Annesley Bridge Road, North Strand Road and Amiens Street. The project will also include provision of a portion of the Tolka Valley Greenway linking Alfie Byrne Road with Annesley Bridge Road. The route shall advance underneath Clontarf Road Railway Bridge, North Strand Road Railway Bridge and Amiens Street Railway Bridge and over Annesley Bridge at the Tolka River and Newcomen Bridge at the Royal Canal.
WHAT WORKS WILL BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE CLONTARF TO CITY CENTRE CYCLE ROUTE?
It is envisaged that a number of new pedestrian and cycle crossings shall be constructed as well as the upgrade of some existing pedestrian crossings. Further landscaping works including tree removal and planting, enhanced public lighting and CCTV and the removal of car parking spaces.
• NEW PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS to be installed:
o Marino Mart at the junction with Malahide Road.
o Marino Mart at Marino College.
o Fairview near the footbridge.
o Annesley Road Bridge at the junction with Cadogan Road.
o North Strand Road at the junction with Charleville Road.
• EXISTING PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS to be upgraded to TOUCAN CROSSINGS (includes cyclists):
o Clontarf Road with Alfie Byrne Road.
o Clontarf Road with Howth Road.
o Clontarf Road with Malahide Road.
o Annesley Bridge Road with Fairview Strand.
o North Strand Road with East Wall Road.
o North Strand Road with Annesley Place.
o North Strand Road with Waterloo Avenue.
o Amiens Street with Portland Row.
o Amiens Street with Buckingham Street Lower.
o Amiens Street with Talbot Street.
• LANDSCAPING & ANCILLIARY WORKS
The proposed associated works shall include:
o Extensive landscaping, the removal and replanting trees, a ‘greenway’ along the front of Fairview Park.
o Improved Public Lighting and additional C.C.T.V.
o Provision of cycle parking in Fairview Park.
o Relocation of bus shelters along the North Strand Road.
o Removal and relocation of car parking spaces.
o Relocation of road side retaining wall on the east side of the North Strand Road, north of Ossory Road.
o Alteration to the boundary wall of Irish Rail Head Office, Connolly Station, Amiens Street and other ancillary services along the proposed route.
WHERE CAN THE PLANS FOR THIS PROJECT BE VIEWED?
The formal planning application and associated documentation can be viewed in Civic Offices and four local locations from January 12th until Thursday, February 23rd 2017, including:
o Central Area Office, 51-53 Lower Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1.
10a.m. – 3.30p.m., Monday – Friday.
o North Central Area Office, Bunratty Road, Coolock, Dublin 17.
10a.m. – 3.30p.m., Monday – Friday.
o Charleville Mall Library, Charleville Mall, North Strand, Dublin 1.
10a.m. – 1p.m. & 2p.m. – 5p.m., Monday – Saturday.
o Marino Library, 14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin 3.
10a.m. – 1p.m. & 2p.m. – 5p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
12.45p.m. – 4p.m. & 4.45p.m. – 8p.m., Monday & Wednesday.
Further details can also be viewed online at http://www.dublincity.ie and http://www.cycledublin.ie.
HOW CAN YOU HAVE YOUR SAY ON THIS PROJECT?
Following the conclusion of the public consultation phase, Dublin City Council officials will compile a report into the submissions and observations received interested parties and local residents. That report will be circulated to Councillors, as it is us that determine whether planning permission be granted for the Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route. You can lodge your own submission or observation to Dublin City Council. That observation must be submitted in writing by 4.30p.m. on Thursday, March 9th 2017 to the Executive Manager, Planning & Property Development Department, Dublin City Council, Block 4, Floor 3, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS & QUERIES
If you have a particular concerns, questions or queries about this proposal, its impact on your street or avenue, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to answer those queries or I can meet you and any other residents who may share your worries.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee