I’m often asked what is the situation with the Blanchardstown to Phoenix Park and Town Centre to Whyte’s Gate cycle lanes. I raised both at the Transportation Committee meeting last week. Neither are on the Fingal Capital Programme for now. The focus from Fingal is on the Royal Canal Greenway & Bus Corridor cycleway
I argued that this is a mistake. The Core Bus Corridor cycleway has a massive gap between Snugborough Rd and Auburn Ave. The Blanch-Phoenix Park route could fill that gap. Anyone going to west or south city centre is more likely to use Whyte’s Gate/Park than the Greenway route.
Also, many students attending Castleknock Community College and Castleknock College cycle to school and would benefit from a cycle-lane along Carpenterstown Road. While the Greenway will be great and bus corridor cycle lane ok, I think we are missing a trick on two routes that are already popular but not safe enough.
As I said at the meeting, I’m not going to drop this as I believe these two routes are crucial for D15 commuters to take real advantage of our proximity to the city.