The November #DublinCentral Area Committee meeting received an update on the City Council’s plans for two-way cycle lanes along East Wall Road. This project is part of an effort to link up with existing infrastructure on Alfie Byrne Road with East Road.
Initial details of the scheme were published last December and following a report to the February Area Committee, a consultation was undertaken by the Council, at my request, to seek the views of residents living along East Wall Road and across East Wall. That consultation resulted in more than 40 submissions being lodged. During the consultation process, I also worked closely with the City Engineer and the then-Chair of the Transportation Policy Committee and the Principal of St. Joseph’s Co-Ed National School on East Wall Road to secure much needed extra protection for students and teachers alike at the entrance to the school. The preparation and development of cycling scheme provided the opportunity, in my view, to deliver that physical protection.
Twenty-six separate requests and suggestions were presented during the consultation process, and the Engineer over-seeing the delivery of this project responded to each issue at our meeting earlier this month. You can review that response below in the report attached:
The key aspects of this revised and expanded initiative now include:
- Residents’ parking along East Wall Road for householders along the street.
- A new link to infrastructure being delivered as part of the Clontarf to City Centre project.
- Better connectivity with St. Joseph’s Co-Ed National School, as outlined previously.
Further specific information on this initiative is available at www.dublincity.ie.
The next steps in advancing the delivery of this important project in East Wall includes the Transportation Department of Dublin City Council initiating a tender process before the end of this year. It is then hoped that works can begin along East Wall Road, as early as possible in 2023.
As ever, if you would like more information about this or any other matter, please get in touch with me by email at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee