October 20, 2023

Holles Street to Lansdowne Road Interim Scheme

Ciarán Cuffe, MEP for Dublin
Green Party Comhaontas Glas
The Tara Building
11-15 Tara Street, Dublin 2

Dublin City Council,

Active Travel Programme Office,

Cavendish House, Block D,

Arran Court, Arran Quay,

Dublin 7

D07 H5CH

Dear Madam/Sir,

Thank you for the opportunity to express my support for these interim measures. 

The Trinity to Ballsbridge corridor is a key avenue of active travel into Dublin city, and this improvement to cyclist and pedestrian safety will be well appreciated by Dublin’s commuters. 

However, as an aesthetic consideration, the reliance on plastic bollards throughout this route is regrettable. At points along the route, such as at section 4-4, the use of planters as an alternative should be possible. Elsewhere, simply switching from bollards to wooden posts would be an improvement on current proposals. Another approach would be to raise the cycle lane 50-100mm above the main carriageway and use a coloured surface that distinguishes it from the general road surface.

Given the heritage value of the route, signage should be kept to a minimum, particularly in the environs of Georgian and Victorian heritage buildings.

 Thank you for taking these comments into consideration.

Sincerely yours,

Ciarán Cuffe

MEP for Dublin

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