Fingal proposes to construct protected cycle lanes on Lusk roadGary Ibbotson 20 Oct 2022
Fingal County Council is proposing to construct protected cycle lanes along both sides of the R132 from Blake’s Cross to Minister’s Road.
This section of road forms part of the larger cycling route identified in the Dublin Cycling network plans which is planned to be delivered through Fingal Active Travel over the coming years.
Protected cycle lanes are separated from vehicles by cross hatched areas, concrete islands with flexible bollards, line marking and coloured surfaces.
“Whether you’re heading to school, to sport or to the shops cycling is a free, healthy and environmentally friendly way to travel,” a Fingal spokesperson says.
“Choosing to leave the car at home and use active travel can make a meaningful impact when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint and helping Ireland meet its climate action goals.
“The proposed works are in line with the vision for active and sustainable modes of travel that contribute to safer routes to school, better mental and physical health and a cleaner climate.”
Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, AnneMarie Farrelly said: “This stretch from Blakes Cross to Ministers Road offers an ideal opportunity to add protected cycle lanes by repurposing the existing hard shoulder.
“With minimal disruption to the local community, a safe and useful link from Lusk to Corduff School, Blakes Cross and onward can be delivered.
“This is just one example of the wider work being undertaken across Fingal to make Active Travel a part of our daily lives.”
Fingal County Council is asking everyone in the area to share what they think of the scheme before the consultation closes at 23.59hrs on Monday, October 31.
Comments can be submitted at https://consult.fingal.ie by individuals or organisations and all comments will be considered by the project team.
A webinar will be held from noon to 1pm on Wednesday, 26 October and anyone interested in learning more detail of the proposal is invited to in the online meeting, meet the project team and hear their presentation.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the project team.
To register for this webinar visit https://consult.fingal.ie