Liffey Cycle Route

Closed 6 Jun 2019

Opened 2 May 2019


Fig 1.0 Image of the Proposed Arrangements for Aston Quay
Fig 1.0 Proposed Arrangements for Aston Quay


The Liffey Cycle Route is a key objective of the cycle network plan for the city and is one of a number of routes being developed by Dublin City Council as part of its overall 470km of safer cycling routes suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

The objective of the scheme is to provide a high quality cycle route to meet the requirements of cyclists of varied experience having particular regard to any engineering, architectural and environmental constraints along the route, which provides for an optimal balance of provision between the various road users along the route, provide a broadly consistent cycle route in terms of alignment and feel; and cater for walking along the route.


Parkgate Street, Wolfe Tone Quay, Sarsfield Quay, Ellis Quay, Arran Quay, Inns Quay, Ormond Quay Lower, Ormond Quay Upper,  Bachelors Walk, Eden Quay and Custom House Quay on the Northside and Victoria Quay, Usher’s Island, Usher’s Quay, Merchant’s Quay, Wood Quay, Essex Quay, Wellington Quay, Crampton Quay, Aston Quay, Burgh Quay and George’s Quay on the Southside.

The proposal includes;

  • The existing road layout will be reconfigured to provide a one-way segregated cycle track on the north quays, located on the building side from the Phoenix Park to O Donovan Rossa Bridge where it then crosses to the river side of the road to Matt Talbot Memorial Bridge. On the south quays, the existing road layout will be reconfigured to provide a one-way segregated cycle track located on the river side from George’s Quay to O Donovan Rossa Bridge where it then crosses to the building side to Victoria Quay.
  • Provision of boardwalks at various locations
  • Upgrade of junctions to provide pedestrian and cyclist improvements
  • Public realm improvements,
  • Improvements to existing traffic signal operational infrastructure.

Scheme Benefits

  • Safety improvements for walking, cycling and public transport
  • Accommodating modal shift- Since 2012 cyclist numbers have doubled on the quays while bus numbers are up by 14%. Car numbers are down 50% on the north quays and down 33% on the south quays
  • Car park assess will continue to be maintained.
  • Increased capacity at bus stops.

Related Documents

Please find accessible versions of the Summary Document and the Route Options Assessment Report at the bottom of this webpage. 


The proposed plans will be available for inspection from Thursday 02nd May to Thursday 06th June 2019 at;

  • The public counter in the Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8,
  • Pearse Street Library, 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
  • Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry St, Dublin 1

Please view these proposals and let us know your views.  Representations in relation to these proposals may be made via the link below or in writing to: 

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    Environment & Transportation Department,
    Block 2 Floor 6,
    Civic Offices,
    Wood Quay,
    Dublin 8.


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