Proposed Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route. Clontarf Road/ Alfie Byrne Road, Dublin 3 to Amiens Street/Talbot Street, Dublin 1.

Closed 9 Mar 2017

Opened 12 Jan 2017


Proposed Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route. Clontarf Road/Alfie Byrne Road, Dublin 3 to Amiens Street/Talbot Street, Dublin 1.

Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of the proposed construction by Dublin City Council of the above scheme, The proposed works shall comprise of the construction of circa 2.5km of high quality cycle facilities, improved footpaths and landscaping from Clontarf Road / Alfie Byrne Road, via Clontarf Road, Marino Mart, Fairview, Annesley Bridge Road, North Strand Road and Amiens Street. The scheme will also include provision of a portion of the Tolka Valley Greenway linking Alfie Byrne Road with Annesley Bridge Road. The route shall traverse underneath Clontarf Road Railway Bridge, North Strand Road Railway Bridge and Amiens Street Railway Bridge (Protected Structures) and over Annesley Bridge at the Tolka River and Newcomen Bridge at the Royal Canal (Protected Structures).

New Toucan (pedestrian and cycle) crossings shall be provided at the following locations:

Marino Mart (at Malahide Road); Marino Mart (at Marino College); Fairview (near footbridge);   Annesley Bridge Road / Cadogan Road; North Strand Road / Charleville Mall (Royal Canal Greenway Route).

Existing pedestrian crossings shall be upgraded to Toucan crossings at the following locations:

  • Clontarf Road / Alfie Byrne Road; Clontarf Road / Howth Road; Clontarf Road / Malahide Road; Annesley Bridge Road / Fairview Strand; North Strand Road / East Wall Road; North Strand Road / Annesley Place; North Strand Road / Waterloo Avenue; Amiens Street / Portland Row (5 Lamps); Amiens Street / Buckingham Street Lower; Amiens Street / Talbot Street.

In addition, the proposed works shall include extensive landscaping, removal and replanting of trees, a “greenway” along the front of Fairview Park; improved public lighting and CCTV; cycle parking in Fairview Park;  relocation of some bus shelters; removal and relocation of car parking spaces;  relocation of road side retaining wall on the east side of North Strand Road, north of Ossory Road; alteration to boundary wall of  Iarnród Éireann Head Office, Connolly Station, Amiens Street (Protected Structure) and other ancillary services along the route.

The following reports also accompany this application:

Plans and particulars of the proposed development may be inspected (or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy) for a period of 6 weeks from Thursday, 12th January 2017 to Thursday, 23rd February 2017 at the offices of Dublin City Council, Public Counter, Planning and Property Development Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Monday to Friday, 9.00hrs to 16.30hrs.

The proposal can also be viewed at the following locations:

  1. Central Area Office, 51-53 Lower Sean MacDermott Street, Dublin 1. Opening Hours: 10.00hrs – 15.30hrs., Monday to Friday.
  2. North Central Area Office, Bunratty Road, Coolock, Dublin 17. Opening Hours: 10.00hrs – 15.30hrs., Monday to Friday.
  3. Charleville Mall Library, Charleville Mall, North Strand, Dublin 1. Opening Hours: 10.00 hrs – 13.00hrs. and 14.00hrs. -  17.00hrs., Monday to Saturday.
  4. Marino Library, 14 – 20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin 3. Opening Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 12.45pm to 4.00pm and from 4.45pm to 8.00pm. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

A submission of observation in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made in writing to the Executive Manager, Planning and Property Development Department, Dublin City Council, Block 4, Floor 3, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 before 16.30hrs on 9th   March 2017.

The following drawings and reports describe the proposal in detail:

What happens next

Dublin City Council will prepare a report taking into account all submissions received,  which will inform the final document and  then be presented to the Elected Members.


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