Griffith Avenue Protected Cycle Track

Closes 31 Dec 2021

Opened 28 Aug 2020

Overview

Update - 11th October 2021

Construction works are continuing in the junctions of Ballymun Road/St Mobhi Road/Griffith Avenue with a view to linking the cycle lanes through these junctions and improving the pedestrian facilities. These works are due to be completed before the end of November.

The Road Safety Audit for the section of the route between Walnut Rise and the Charlemont estate have now been completed. The audit report is attached below.

Cairn Homes are continuing with their drainage works from their site entrance as far as to Malahide Road.  Once these works are completed, it is intended to continue with the protected cycle lanes from the Charlemont Estate as far as the Malahide Road. We are taking this delay as an opportunity to review our proposals for this area.

As we have explained previously, we intend to replace the current arrangement of plastic bollards protecting the cycle lanes along Griffith Avenue with a more permanent solution. We have now engaged a Landscape Architect (RBA) to assist in the development of a more attractive and durable means of protecting the cycle lanes. We intend on hosting an on-line workshop later this month or early next, to which we will invite representatives from the local residents associations and neighbouring schools on Griffith Avenue as well as the local area Councillors. In the meantime if there are views that you wish to be considered as part of the process for developing a permanent arrangement, that you haven’t previously informed us of, you can still submit them to us at covidmobility@dublincity.ie  (with Griffith Ave Permanent Arrangement in the subject bar), or by post to the Covid Mobility Team, Block 2, Floor 7, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland, D08 RF3F.

Update - 8th June 2021

St Mobhi Road/Ballymun Road Junction

Tenders are due back today for the modifications of the junctions of Griffith Avenue with St Mobhi Road and Ballymun Road. During the tendering process we made some final adjustments to the design taking on board comments we received from the general public. The final design drawings are available in the documents section at the end of this page. We would hope to award the contract for this work in June, with work beginning in early July 2021.

Swords Road to Charlemont Estate

Progress has been slow introducing the protected cycle lanes along the section of Griffith Avenue between the Swords Road and the entrance to the Charlemont Estate but we are hopeful that we will complete the works in the coming weeks.

Charlemont Estate to Malahide Road

When the project was first announced back in August 2020 it was envisaged that the scheme could be rapidly deployed. With this in mind (with the exception of necessary works at the major junctions) the scheme was designed to minimise the amount of civil works required. This involved some compromises to the route east of the new Cairn Homes site where fairly extensive civil engineering works would have been required to allow for a protected cycle lane to be installed on the northern side of Griffith Avenue. Instead our options for this section (Section 5) proposed an on-road unprotected cycle lane and an upgrading of the existing shared cycle/pedestrian footpath.

However during the course of the project we have learnt that Cairn Homes requires to lay both surface water and sewage pipes along Griffith Avenue from their site entrance as far as the Malahide Road. We will not be able to complete our works until these pipes have been installed and that is unlikely to happen until later this summer.

In light of this delay we have decided to take the opportunity to revisit our proposals for the scheme between the Charlemont Estate and Malahide Road with a view to installing a protected cycle lane the entire length of the northern side of Griffith Avenue. We intend to do so in consultation with the schools in the area and in the process hopefully address some of the safety concerns they have highlighted to us in recent times.

Proposed Upgrade Works

Working with our architects and parks departments we are now in a position to publish possible options for upgrading the current arrangement where we have used bollards to protect the cycle lanes. We would welcome your comments and views of the Griffith Avenue Upgrade Proposals which is available in the documents section at the end of this page. Please send in your comments by 25th of June so that they can be considered as part of the design development process. Comments can be directly emailed to CovidMobility@dublincity.ie (with Griffith Ave Proposed Upgrade in the subject bar.)

Update - 9th April 2021

We are close to finalising the designs for the modifications of the junctions of Griffith Avenue with St Mobhi Road and Ballymun Road. A drawing outlining the new arrangement has been uploaded below. This will provide protected cycle lanes connecting Griffith Avenue with Griffith Avenue Extension as well as a new pedestrian crossing on St Mobhi Road.

It is hoped to go to tender for these works later this month with works beginning this summer.

Update – 30th March 2021

Since our last update we made the following progress on Griffith Avenue:

We have installed some additional temporary parking in the vicinity of the doctor’s surgery near Walnut Rise. This is to accommodate the surgery during the Covid 19 vaccination programme. Dublin Bus has temporarily suspended the bus stop near the surgery to allow for this additional parking to be installed.

There are a number of locations where parking bays are located outside the cycle lanes along Griffith Avenue. We have widened the hatched buffer between the parking bays and the cycle lanes in all these locations to ensure that it is at least 0.75m wide. This protects cyclists from being stuck by opening doors but also provides a space for motorists to stand on entering or exiting their cars.

We have completed the installation of the cycle lanes between Walnut Rise and Drumcondra Road. The final section on the approach to Drumcondra Road where unprotected non mandatory cycle lanes have been installed is only a temporary arrangement and will be altered as part of the works through the main junction of Griffith Avenue and the Drumcondra Road/Swords Road which will be installed later this year.

We recently started to install the road marking on Section 3 of Griffith Avenue between Drumcondra Road and Gracepark Road. Some modifications to the drawings for Section 3 have been made since they were first published in November of last year to allow for the provision of 20 parking spaces in the vicinity of the Dominican Convent. The revised drawings have been uploaded below.

We have also made some minor modifications to the drawings for Section 4 which are uploaded below. In Section 4 (1) the buffer between the parking bay and the cycle lane has been widened to 0.75m and the bay shortened to improve visibility for vehicles exiting Calderwood Road. An advanced stop line has been included at the junction with Grace Park Road. On Section 4 (2) and Section 4 (3) advanced stop lines have been included at the junctions to make it easier for cyclists to turn right.

We are currently finalising the designs for the St Mobhi Road/Ballymun Road/Griffith Avenue junctions and would hope to publish these designs in the coming weeks.

In addition we are working on options for more robust and attractive alternatives to the bollards on Griffith Avenue and we would hope to be a position to publish these for comment in the coming weeks.

Update - 27th November 2020

We have published below our proposals for Section 5 of the scheme along Griffith Avenue between Turlough Parade and Malahide Road.

If residents have particular concerns or suggestions regarding any of these proposals we would invite them to send them into us at covidmobility@dublincity.ie (with Griffith Ave in the subject bar).

Update - 12th November 2020

We have published below our proposals for Section 4 of the scheme along Griffith Avenue between Gracepark Road and Turlough Parade.

If residents have particular concerns or suggestions regarding any of these proposals we would invite them to send them into us at covidmobility@dublincity.ie (with Griffith Ave in the subject bar).

Update - 5th November 2020

We have published below our proposals for Section 3 of the scheme along Griffith Avenue between Drumcondra Road and Gracepark Road.

If residents have particular concerns or suggestions regarding any of these proposals we would invite them to send them into us at covidmobility@dublincity.ie (with Griffith Ave in the subject bar).

Update - 29th October 2020

We have published below our proposals for the junction of Griffith Avenue and Drumcondra Road. We are proposing to install a new pedestrian crossing on the south side of this junction. In addition we will remove all existing pedestrian islands in the middle of the road (2 on Griffith Avenue and 1 on the Swords Road) and provide direct, single stage, crossings for pedestrians on all legs of this junction. We will maintain the dedicated right turn lanes on Griffith Avenue on both approaches to Drumcondra Road.

We would hope to publish draft drawings for Section 3, Drumcondra Road to Grace Park Road early next week.

Update - 27th October 2020

The next section of the protected cycle lanes on Griffith Avenue between St Mobhi Road and Walnut Rise was installed over the past few weeks. We have received comments regarding aspects of this section which we are continuing to monitor and are making modifications as required. Details of some of the issues raised of late are included in the Public Consultation Summary Update 27/10/20 attached below. We have also attached a copy of the information leaflet that was delivered to residents of Griffith Avenue on the 12th of October.

We  have now  finalised the drawings for the next section of Griffith Avenue between Walnut Rise and Drumcondra Road (Section 2) taking into consideration any feedback we have received since the draft drawing were initially published on this site in late September. We would hope to start installing this section in the coming weeks.

We hope to publish drawings for the junction of Griffith Avenue and Drumcondra Road later this week and draft drawings for Section 3, Drumcondra Road to Grace Park Road, early next week.

Update - 28th September 2020

As previously outlined Dublin City Council is developing plans for the protected lane along Griffith Avenue in sections. We intend working east towards Malahide Road, publishing our proposals in 500m sections (approximately) as they are developed. The main junctions (with Ballymun Road, St Mobhi Road, Drumcondra Road) etc. require considerably more design work and will be treated separately.

Please see below the latest drawings which detail our proposals for the section of Griffith Avenue between Walnut Rise and Drumcondra Road. We have already received a considerable amount of feedback on the overall scheme and these latest designs have been developed taking this into consideration.

However if residents have additional concerns or suggestions regarding this particular section of the scheme we would invite them to send them into us at covidmobility@dublincity.ie (with Griffith Ave in the subject bar) or by post to the Griffith Avenue Consultation, Covid Mobility Team, Block 2, Floor 7, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland, D08 RF3F. 

We would request that any feedback on this section is returned within a week, before Monday 5th of October to allow the design to be finalised in a timely manner.

As designs are developed for other sections of this scheme they will be uploaded on this site.

Update - 24th September 

As previously advertised Dublin City Council is seeking to provide a 3.5km protected cycle lane on both sides of Griffith Avenue from Ballygall Road East as far as the Malahide Road.

The main aim of this scheme is to provide protected, safe and continuous cycling for all ages and abilities along this route. This is especially important with the numbers of schools in the area as well as the different DCU campus locations.

In late August Dublin City Council published on its consultation hub proposals for the section of Griffith Avenue between St Mobhi Road and Walnut Rise. Various comments and suggestions were received as part of the consultation process and the design team has been investigating different possible configurations over the last few weeks. Details of the main issues raised and how it is proposed to address them are attached in the Public Consultation Summary document below.

The final drawings for this section (Griffith Avenue, St Mobhi Road to Walnut Rise, Sheets 1 to 3) which are now attached at the end of this page were developed taking into consideration the issues raised during the consultation process.

Dublin City Council intends on implementing the proposals outlined in these latest drawing over the next two to three weeks. The proposals will be implemented, in the first instance, using a combination of bollards, road markings and coloured road surfacing. This will allow us to make any minor modifications that may be necessary after installation. We would ultimately intend on replacing the bollards with a more permanent solution which we will develop in consultation with our urban realm designers.

As further designs are developed for other sections of this scheme they will be uploaded on this site.

Please note that the end date for consultation shown on the website is for the complete scheme. We intend to have a series of short consultations on each section design and deploy the different sections following these consultations, as we proceed from Ballygall to Malahide Road.

If residents have particular concerns or suggestions regarding any of these proposals we would invite them to send them into us at covidmobility@dublincity.ie (with Griffith Ave in the subject bar), or by post to the Griffith Avenue Consultation, Covid Mobility Team, Block 2, Floor 7, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland, D08 RF3F.

Overview (25th August)

Dublin City Council is currently investigating the options for providing a protected cycle lane on both sides of Griffith Avenue from Ballygall Road East as far as the Malahide Road.

The design of the protected cycle lanes through the junctions of Ballymun Road/St Mobhi Road/Griffith Avenue and also Drumcondra Road/Griffith Avenue are challenging and these will be developed separately.

In the meantime Dublin City Council has developed a design for the first 500m section of the protected cycle lane heading east along Griffith Avenue between St Mobhi Road and Walnut Rise. Please see the design document at the end of this page.

The main aim of this scheme is to provide protected, safe and continuous cycling for all ages and abilities along this route. This is especially important with the numbers of schools in the area as well as the different DCU campus locations.

The width of the carriageway on this section of Griffith Avenue is generous (12.3 m approximately) and will allow DCC to provide a  2 meter wide,  high quality, protected cycle lane, on both sides of the carriageway while retaining generous traffic lanes in both directions and access to existing driveways.

Protection of the cycle lanes will be provided by bollards and orcas in the first instance as these can be easily adjusted if necessary before a more permanent protection is put in place.

Design documents:

Please see the design document at the end of this page.

Please note, as further sections of designs are ready they will also be put up on this page.

If residents have particular suggestions or concerns regarding these proposals please send them into us at  covidmobility@dublincity.ie (with Griffith Ave in the subject bar), or by post to the Covid Mobility Team, Block 2, Floor 7, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland, D08 RF3F.

Please note:

The final design documents for the Griffith Avenue to Walnut Rise section are listed under the 'Related' section and marked as final versions. The earlier designs for this section are included for reference. 

 

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