Griffith Avenue Protected Cycle Track

Closes 31 Dec 2020

Opened 28 Aug 2020

Overview

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. 

 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Traffic Planning and Movement
  • Cycling
  • Roads Design
  • Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Local Area Plans