Walk or cycle across Clontarf Estuary

 

S2S Alternative city route       DAVID WRIGHT ARCHITECTS

‘S2S’ Cyclist and pedestrian Dublin City centre connection.

This proposal was submitted to Dublin City Council by David Wright Architects for inclusion in the Dublin City Council Development Plan. This proposal  supports the “Transport 21’ concept of a network of a pedestrian and cycle infrastructure along key desire lines and encouraging modal shifts to more sustainable forms of transport. This is a suggested improvement to ‘S2S‘ an existing proposal by the Dublin local authorities for a seafront promenade and cycleway from Sutton to Sandycove. The existing proposals currently include less than satisfactory routes in many areas along the coast.


Our proposal would provide a direct, safer and more appealing cycling and pedestrian route between the East Link bridge and Clontarf Promenade sections of the route reducing the travel distance by 1.6km.  In addition, the route would allow cyclists to travel more easily between the north city suburbs and the city centre via the new ‘Samuel Beckett’ bridge across the River Liffey. The current cycle route to the city centre from Clontarf and environs via North Strand Road / Amiens Street is largely shared with narrow congested bus lanes. In particular, the steep bridge over the Royal Canal reduces cyclists speed in the bus lane on the incline with buses having to slow down behind.


Cyclist travel distances should be as direct as possible. This is also important for pedestrians on Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) route. The proposed route would take 1.6km off the least scenic part of this route reducing walking time by approximately 20 minutes. (The current proposal is indicated with yellow dots.)It would be a dramatic crossing with views out to Dublin bay.


This route connects directly with the 02 arena encouraging a wider catchment area within cycling distance. Improving cycling infrastructure to big trip generators with improved bike storage at these locations should be encouraged by local authorities.



THIS PROPOSED NEW BRIDGE ACROSS CLONTARF ESTUARY IS ON THE NATURAL DESIRE LINE CONNECTION THE NORTH AND SOUTH SIDES OF THE S2S.


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