Griffith Avenue Protected Cycle Track

Closes 31 Dec 2020

Opened 28 Aug 2020

Overview

Latest updates (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