Boylan raises concerns about proposed Liffey Cycle Track

Sinn Féin’s Dublin North Inner City Councillor Janice Boylan has raised concerns with Dublin City Council officials regarding the proposed Liffey Cycle Track which is currently in development stages following a number of representations which have been made to her by local schools and residents. The current proposal may impact severely on traffic across Stoneybatter including Queen Street, North King Street, Brunswick Street and Church Street.

Councillor Boylan said, “While the local community and I fully recognise the environmental and health benefits of cycling, we have a number of objections to the current proposal which will negatively impact on traffic congestion in the area.

“We already witness significant congestion in the area which is expected to increase with the anticipated opening of the Midwifery school, student accommodation and a new supermarket.

“I’ve raised these concerns with Council officials who are currently reviewing the plan and will soon be appointing a consultant to conduct a survey. This needs to take account of a traffic management plan for the area.

“I’m calling on officials to engage with the community via a public consultation process to find an alternative means of advancing a scheme which promotes cycling, but one which will complement traffic flow across the area.