On Monday, I will be chairing a further meeting of the Dublin Central Area Committee of Dublin City Council that includes a proposal for Two Way Cycle Lanes linking Alfie Byrne Road with East Road.
The Report below, prepared by the Environment and Transportation Department details some of the works included in the proposal as well as the potential next steps in advancing the idea.
I’d welcome your thoughts and feedback on the contents of the proposal. Please email me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.
Proposed Two Way Cycle Lanes linking
Alfie Byrne Road with East Road
There is currently a two-way cycle track on the eastern side of the Alfie Byrne Road that extends from Clontarf Road as far as the Eastpoint Causeway. At this point the two-way cycle track crosses onto the western side of the Alfie Byrne Road by means of a toucan crossing and then extends as far as the East Wall Road junction. Dublin City Council in conjunction with the National Transport Authority is now proposing to construct a new two-way protected cycle lane on the eastern side of Alfie Byrne Road from the Eastpoint Causeway as far as East Wall Road and continuing along the northern side of East Wall Road as far as East Road.
This new two-way protected cycle lane will provide an important link allowing for a variety of journeys. Primarily it will connect Alfie Byrne Road with East Road and thereby provide a north-south route linking Fairview, Clontarf and Sutton with the Northern Campshires via East Road. East Wall Road is a very hostile environment for cyclists with large volumes of traffic including HGVs. The proposed works will allow cyclists to avoid large sections of the East Wall Road by providing an alternative route and connections via East Road.
Map showing links
The main elements of the proposed work include:
- Re-allocation of one lane of inbound traffic on the Alfie Byrne Road between Eastpoint Causeway and East Wall Road.
- Provision of a new two-way protected cycle lane on the eastern side of Alfie Byrne Road between Eastpoint Causeway and East Wall Road.
- Continuation of the new two-way protected cycle lanes along the northern side of East Wall Road as far as the junction with East Road. The cycle lanes have been positioned on the northern side of East Wall Road to leave residential parking on the southern side of East Wall Road unaffected.
- Modifications to the junction of Church Road and East Wall Road to accommodate a new two-way cycle lane.
- Modification of the junction of East Road and East Wall Road to accommodate a new two-way cycle lane including a new pedestrian crossing at the northern end of East Road and a new toucan crossing on East Wall Road on the eastern side of this junction.
- Provision of a new island bus stop on the northern side of East Wall Road to the east of Church Road.
The Councillors views are sought on these proposals.
Subject to the Councillors support it is proposed to proceed as follows:
- Following this presentation, the scheme drawings will be published on our Public Consultation Hub.
- Tender documents will be finalised with a view to going to tender early in Q1 of 2022.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee