South Circular Cycle Improvements

Closed 15 Jul 2021

Opened 1 Jul 2021


Dublin City Council in conjunction with the National Transport Authority are proposing to improve cycle facilities along South Circular Road to provide a safe cycle route between Conyngham Road and Bulfin Road.

The main aim of this scheme is to provide protected, safe and continuous cycling for all ages and abilities along this route.

Why your views matter

Active Mobility is being encouraged including walking for those capable who are within 5km of their destination and cycling for those capable who are within 10km of their destination, thereby leaving the capacity on public transport and on the roads for those who have no alternative.

It is within this context that the scheme is proposed to provide a safe alternative for those travelling to work and school.

Phase 1 proposes a bollard protected cycle route and requires road marking alterations which are aimed to be implement during July.

Key cycling improvements:

  • Cycle lanes provided between Bulfin Road and Conyngham Road
  • Cycle protection for as much of the route as is possible
  • Cycle lanes widened to 2m where possible
  • Cycle protection on approach to junctions. Some left turn vehicles left will be removed to facilitate this

This will require some changes to junctions including some minor vehicle lane alternations:

  • reduction from two lanes each direction crossing Chapelizod bypass to one
  • the removal of a left turn/straight ahead lane onto Emmet Road (all movements left,right and straight ahead will occur from the one lane)
  • the removal of a dedicated left turn lane onto South Circular road (left turns can still occur but there will be no separate lane or phase in the traffic sequence).
  • Closure of the slip lane into Goldenbridge Avenue

All traffic movements which currently occur will be maintained. There will be no changes to any bus stops or existing indented parking bays or taxi ranks.

Phase 2 which is currently at design stage is for a new pedestrian crossing at Conyngham Road.


Dublin City Council would like to gather feedback to find out:

  • If there are any suggestions for improvements
  • If there are specific concerns to any aspects of the proposals


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Traffic Planning and Movement
  • Pedestrian Movement
  • Cycling
  • Wayfinding
  • Roads Design
  • Roads Maintenance
  • Road Licences
  • Road Closures