We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

We asked

In response to submissions received as part of the Strand Road Cycle Trial which related to Beach Road, Dublin City Council produced a layout on Beach Road that is as per Strand Road with one lane of outbound traffic, a 2 way cycle lane using what is currently the outbound traffic lane and no changes to the footpath.

Dublin City Council sought to gather feedback to find out for this specific change to the Strand Road Cycle Route Trial. We asked:

"Would you prefer this revised option with one way for traffic with the footpaths retained and the cycle lane at road level on Beach Road between Sean Moore Road and Marine Drive or the original option with two way vehicular traffic and the cycle lane using the footpath?"

“Do you have any concerns about this proposal?”

You said

3,712 submissions were received as part of the non-statutory public consultation process.

We did

Dublin City Council has compiled a summary report. It should be noted that any views, thoughts and opinions presented in the summary report are those submitted during the non-statutory public consultation, and are not Dublin City Councils. The summary report is available at the bottom of this page. 

The cycle route implementation in this area will be on road resulting in one way traffic on Beach Road. Dublin City Council would like to thank everyone who responded to the consultation. 

We asked

Dublin City Council in conjunction with the NTA are proposing to improve cycle facilities along the Strand Road to offer an alternative transport option for people to get to work and school. A six month trial of a 2 way separated cycle track along Strand Road is proposed.

Dublin City Council carried out a non-statutory public consultation from 21st August 2020 to 14th September 2020. We asked:

1 - “Please share any specific concerns you have in relation to any aspects of the proposal”

2 - “Do you have any suggestions for improvements to the proposal?”

3 - “Are there any complementary measures that you feel should be introduced in tandem with this scheme?

You said

2,922 submissions were received as part of the non-statutory public consultation process.

We did

Dublin City Council has compiled a summary report. This summary report outlines the themes arising from submissions. It should be noted that any views, thoughts and opinions presented in the summary report are those submitted during the non-statutory public consultation, and are not Dublin City Councils.

The Summary Document and the Traffic and Modelling Presentation is available below.

The design work on the section from Merrion Gates to the DCC boundary is now complete and discussions with DLRCC are progressing re joint implementation. The drawings for the Merrion Gates to the DCC boundary are available below.

We asked

It is proposed to vary the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022 in respect of the following:

                       Proposed Variations No. 28, 29 and 30

You said

Submissions/observations have been received and the consultation is now closed.  

We did

Dublin City Council approved the Variations No. 28, 29 and 30 to the Dublin City Development Plan 2016 - 2022 at the Council Meeting held on 14th September 2020.

We asked

The Liffey Cycle Route is a Primary Route in the Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network Plan published by the National Transport Authority (NTA) in December 2013, and as such is a key objective of the NTA and Dublin City Council (DCC). It is one of a number of routes being developed by DCC as part of its overall 470km of safer cycling routes suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

The scheme will deliver pedestrian improvements, a high quality cycle route that will meet the requirements of cyclists of varied experience and will provide an optimal balance of provision between the various road users along the route. The design will have particular regard to any engineering, architectural and environmental constraints along the route.

In 2017 DCC and the NTA agreed that the NTA would undertake a review of all design options considered to date and identify any new design options.

In March 2019 the NTA presented an Emerging Preferred Design to DCC.

This Emerging Preferred Design includes the following

•           The existing road layout will be reconfigured to provide a one-way segregated cycle track on the north and south 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,

•           Provision of boardwalks at various locations,

•           Upgrade of junctions to provide pedestrian and cyclist improvements,

•           Public realm improvements and

•           Improvements to existing traffic signal operational infrastructure.

Dublin City Council carried out a non-statutory public consultation from 2nd May 2019 to 6th June 2019. We requested the views of the public and interested parties on all design aspects of the scheme.

You said

425 submissions were received as part of the non-statutory public consultation process conducted from 2nd May 2019 to 6th June 2019. All the received submissions are contained in the Appendix document which is available below.

We did

Dublin City Council has compiled a summary report. This summary report outlines the themes arising from submissions made by members of the public and specific bodies during the non-statutory public consultation process for the Liffey Cycle Route.

It should be noted that any views, thoughts and opinions presented in the summary report are those submitted during the non-statutory public consultation, and are not Dublin City Councils.

The Summary Document is available below.

Please see the attached Liffey Cycle Route NSPC Summary document in Microsoft Word Format

Please see the attached Appendix-Submissions Received document in PDF Format*

Additional Submissions

*Please note that a Microsoft Word version of the  Appendix-Submissions received document will be available in early 2020

Scheme Update

Comments and observations received will be considered as the scheme design progresses.

Following extensive internal DCC consultation, key areas which require scoping prior to the engagement of an engineering service provider have been identified, DCC is currently progressing these scoping exercises. This information along with the comments received as part of the non-statutory public consultation will help in fully defining the scope of the scheme. This will form the basis for appointing a design team in Q2 2020.

We asked

The proposed Fitzwilliam Cycle Route scheme comprises of a 1km parking-protected cycle route on both sides of the road extending from Leeson Street to Mount Street Lower along Fitzwilliam Place, Fitzwilliam Street and Merrion Square East. The scheme will also include improved pedestrian facilities, the upgrade and redesign of the junctions along the route to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as public realm improvements around the kiosk at Adelaide Road junction.

Dublin City Council carried out a non-statutory public consultation from 13th September 2018 to 12th October 2018. We requested the views of the public and interested parties on all design aspects of the Scheme.

You said

1,763 submissions were received as part of the non-statutory public consultation process conducted 13th September 2018 to 12th October 2018. Of the 1,763 submissions, one petition was received which included an additional 83 signatures.

We did

Comments and observations on the scheme were considered and have informed the detail design stage of the scheme. A further public information evening was held on February 25th 2019 and the scheme was presented to the Elected Members of the South East Area Committee on March 11th 2019.

A Public Consultation Submissions Summary Report is available to download below.