To: Dublin City Council

Save the Liffey Cycle Route -- keep it on the quays

Keep the Liffey Cycle Route on Dublin’s quays — say no to a backstreet detour, yes to a Dutch-style two-way cycle path reclaiming part of the quays and a new riverside park. Option 6 is workable and the best route for the city.

Act now to save the route — sign the petition, and email chiefexecutive@dublincity.ie and your local city councillors to make it clear you want the route to stay on the quays.

Why is this important?

Keep the Liffey Cycle Route on Dublin’s quays — say no to a backstreet detour, yes to a Dutch-style two-way cycle path reclaiming part of the quays and a new riverside park. Option 6 is workable and the best route for the city.

Act now to save the route — sign the petition (coming soon), and email chiefexecutive@dublincity.ie and your local city councillors to make it clear you want the route to stay on the quays.

After thousands of people supported the Liffey Cycle Route in a widely-publicised public consultation, Dublin City Council caved in to “severe” behind-closed-doors lobbying. Now the city council wants to detour the route away quays and onto back streets, removing a planned section with an iconic riverside park.

There are pros and cons to all options, but a huge part of the importance of this project is to reclaim the a small part of riverside and provide a safe and attractive cycle route for the north and south quays. A detour into Smithfield will detract from the route and will not make many of the objectors happy.

Keeping the route alongside the Liffey makes sense — it connects residents, commuters and tourists to the city centre’s main waterfront, is more attractive to users and it connects better to the southside, including Heuston station, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Guinness Storehouse, and hospitals and other large employers who are encouraging staff to cycle.

Objections to keeping the route on the quays don’t make sense, read why here: http://irishcycle.com/quays/

Dublin City, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • A safe cycle lane from heuston to city centre would be such as asset to Dublin. Cheap at €20 million
  • I want to see more and safer dedicated cycling paths - priority to walkers and cyclists.
  • Open up the quays, don't close them down.

Updates

2016-06-17 07:45:31 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-06-11 11:48:23 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-06-09 07:29:11 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-06-08 20:38:46 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-06-08 19:12:17 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-06-08 18:05:18 +0100

10 signatures reached