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Installation of protected cycle lane at Newtownpark Avenue

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Date 
Friday, August 7, 2020
Location 
Blackrock
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Aligns with Councils Active School Travel initiative 


Completion by end August in time for school opening

 

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is focused on providing safety-critical walking and cycling infrastructure across the county and has prioritised a number of sections of mobility infrastructure to be put in place before schools return at the end of August. 

The Council will be proceeding from 10th August with the installation of protected cycle lanes on each side of Newtownpark Avenue, from the Stradbrook Road junction to the Fleurville junction, with works to be carried out so as to ensure that the cycle lanes are available for use by the end of August.  You can view a drawing here: https://bit.ly/2PtWka2

This will be done on a temporary basis as a response to Covid-19.  The installation of the cycle lanes will provide a safe, active travel option for parents and children going to school at the end of August and this critical section of the strategic cycle route network will help provide access to up to eight different schools in the locality, and improve on the critical east-west connectivity to other parts of the county’s cycle route network.

We have developed an interactive web map on the Councils website which helps people to choose routes to and from schools and generally moving around the county, that are better for active mobility –cycling and walking in particular. You can click here: https://bit.ly/3gxvNV4 to view the map and find further information on our Active School Travel initiative here: https://bit.ly/dlrSchool

Government and Department of Education and Skills advice is that people should walk and cycle if they can. The cycle lanes can be used by anyone and will provide a safe travel option for the general public, particularly those who don’t drive or can’t avail of public transport.  This ties in with the Council’s Active Travel School programme launched earlier this week.

 

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