East Wall Road – Interim two way cycle facility

Closed 24 May 2022

Opened 24 Feb 2022

Overview

INTERIM MEASURES TO PROVIDE CYCLE LANES ALONG EAST WALL ROAD LINKING ALFIE BYRNE ROAD WITH EAST ROAD.

Overview

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 and continues as far as the East Wall Road junction where it connects into Fairview Park. 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 and with the Northern Campshires, via East Road. East Wall Road is a particularly 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.

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.

 

Map showing links

This map shows both the existing and proposed cycle lanes.  

Proposed Works

The main elements of the propose 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.
     
  • Modifications to the junction of Church Road and East Wall Road to accommodate the 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 pedestrian/bicycle crossing on East Wall Road on the eastern side of this junction.
     
  • Provision of two new island bus stops to accommodate the new N4 bus route that is scheduled to begin operating along Alfie Byrne Road and East Road from May 2022. One island bus stop will be installed on the Alfie Byrne Road to the north of the Eastpoint Causeway and the other will be located on the northern side of East Wall Road to the east of Church Road.
     
  • A new School Zone treatment for St Joseph’s Primary School is also being included as part of the scheme. These measures will be consistent with those proposed nationally under the Safe Routes to School scheme and will include flashing school warning signage, coloured road surfacing and road markings to alert motorists to the presence of the school.

Drawings

Drawings showing the details of this proposal are attached below.

Next Stages

We are currently finalising our drawings and tender package and would hope to go to tender as early as possible in Q1 of 2022 as this is an important link in the cycle network and will substantially improve cycle safety in this area.  

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Traffic Planning and Movement
  • Cycling
  • Roads Design