Holles Street to Lansdowne Road Interim Scheme (Phase 1 of the Trinity to Ballsbridge Walking and Cycling Route)

Closed 20 Oct 2023

Opened 19 Sep 2023


Dublin City Council with the support of the National Transport Authority proposes to provide 1.6km of improved walking and cycling facilities from Holles Street junction along Mount Street Lower and Northumberland Road to Lansdowne Road junction.

The scheme is Phase 1 of the Trinity to Ballsbridge walking and cycle route which is part of the Dublin City Council (DCC) core active travel network and a primary route in the Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network Plan.

Project Delivery – A Phased Approach – Trinity to Ballsbridge

The Trinity to Ballsbridge scheme will be delivered in two phases :

  • Phase 1: Holles St to Lansdowne Road along Mount Street Lower and Northumberland Road (current consultation).
  • Phase 2: Dawson St to Holles Street along Nassau Street, Clare Street and Merrion Square North (future consultation - date to be confirmed)


Scheme Details

The scheme will use light segregation measures such as flexible kerbs and bollards to provide protection to cyclists from vehicle traffic.

Where space is not available for full segregation, the scheme will provide shared bus / cycle corridors, operating 24 hours per day, where cyclists will take priority over bus traffic.

Scheme Objectives & Benefits

The Holles Street to Lansdowne Road interim walking and cycle scheme will service retail, leisure, college and commuter traffic along Mount Street Lower and Northumberland Road.

The main objectives of the scheme are to:

  • Provide a safe and attractive route, segregating cyclists from traffic and pedestrians where possible and improvements to pedestrian crossings
  • Enhance connectivity along the route by providing safe links to other cycling and walking routes
  • Encourage increased levels of physical activity along the corridor with a safe route for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Maintain current bus priority arrangements along the scheme extents (e.g. retaining bus lanes)

Why your views matter

The DCC Active Travel Programme Office are carrying out this non-statutory public consultation in order to to inform the public of the key features of the scheme and to gather any comments or observations.

Please find at the end of this page additional information on the scheme including Information Leaflet, Design Drawings and accessible descriptions of the proposals.

If you have particular suggestions or comments on these proposals we would welcome your views. Submissions may be made by:

  • Filling out the short survey below
  • By emailing ActiveTravelOffice@dublincity.ie (with Holles St to Lansdowne Rd) Interim Walking & Cycle Scheme in the subject bar)
  • By post to Dublin City Council, Active Travel Programme Office, Cavendish House, Block D, Arran Court, Arran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 H5CH
  • From Tuesday, September 19th and during the consultation period, all the drawings will be available to view in hard copy format in Wood Quay Atrium, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 Pearse Street Library, 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, D02 HE37 and Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Dublin 4. 


  • Dublin 2


  • All citizens


  • Pedestrian Movement
  • Cycling