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Dublin City Council To Appeal High Court Ruling On Cycle Path


05:21 31 Jul 2021

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Dublin City Council will appeal a High Court ruling on the proposed trial cycle path in Sandymount, Dublin the Irish Times reports.


The trial was to last six months and would have seen northbound traffic on Strand Road closed off to make way for a two-way cycle lane.


Residents in Sandymount challenged the plans as the council had not got planning permission and it was upheld in the High Court.


Dublin Cycling Campaign are disappointed by this decision.


Kieran Ryan of the advocacy group says Strand Road is a "missing link" in the cycle route around Dublin Bay:


"We've been waiting for the trial to happen since it was announced in August last year [...] It's disappointing and frustrating."


However, not everyone was unhappy about the decision - the Serpentine Avenue, Tritonville and Claremont Roads local residents group has welcomed it.


They feared it would have stopped north-bound traffic on Strand and Beach Road if it had gotten the go ahead.

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