The Sandymount residents group STC (Serpentine Ave, Tritonville and Claremont Roads) welcome the announcement by Minister Eamon Ryan that the Government will continue to support active mobility through the National Transport Authority.
This includes €72m in funding being allocated in 2021 for high quality cycling and walking infrastructure for villages across the country.
STC are calling on the Department of Transport to finance Dublin City Council to build a proper off-road cycle path along the Strand Road for the benefit of Sandymount Village, aiding the completion of the S2S (Sutton to Sandycove) cycle path.
They stated: “The vast majority of residents in Sandymount are pro-cycling but are dismayed at the current DCC proposal to close off northbound traffic on the Strand Road, a designated regional, arterial road which links the south of Dublin with the East Link Bridge and Dublin Port.
“We ask that DCC re-engage with the NTA and Minister Ryan, following this funding announcement, to make an off road cycle path possible. A cycle path that can be enjoyed by everyone, local residents as well as visitors to Sandymount Village. The current DCC proposal as presented will have a detrimental impact on the Sandymount, Ringsend, Irishtown and Ballsbridge communities.”