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Improving safety at #HanlonsCorner.

Across the past number of weeks, there have been a series of near misses for cyclists along the Old Cabra Road, and specifically at Hanlon’s Corner. This junction, has over the year, seen a number of accidents occur and I have endeavoured to secure improvements to it, including management from each of the five legs of the junction. However, these changes have not led to the improvements in road safety for all road users that I would have liked to have seen.

With that in mind, I have been working to secure agreement from Engineers in the City Council’s Transportation Department to undertake measures to better protect cyclists on approaches the junction from both the Old Cabra Road and Prussia Street, in particular.

In response to my queries, the Senior Executive Engineer in the Covid Mobility Section have advised me that the cycle lanes on the approaches to Hanlon’s Corner are either non-mandatory or discontinued on the approach to the junction to allow for a number of vehicular movements. In order to extend these protected cycle lanes into the junction, the Transportation Department is of the view that the following right turns would have to be prohibited, including:

  • The right turn movement of westbound traffic on the North Circular Road turning north onto the Old Cabra Road.
  • The right turn movement for inbound traffic on the Old Cabra Road turning west onto the North Circular Road.

The full consequences of undertaking works on the approach roads to Hanlon’s Corner, are being investigated by the Transportation Department with a report due back to me in the coming weeks. When that information is available, I’ll share it here.

In the meantime, I can confirm that protection to the cycle lanes on the northern side of the North Circular Road to the east and west of Hanlon’s corner will be provided. In addition, protected cycle lanes will be provided on the south of the North Circular Road between Hanlon’s Corner and Aughrim Street.

I have asked Engineers to ensure that these works take place as quickly as is possible.

I hope the details above are of interest to you but if you have any specific questions or queries arising from the information outlined, please email me at

raymcadam View All

Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City

Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

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