Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are planning to upgrade the Coastal Mobility Route (CMR) from a temporary design to a high-quality permanent scheme. The CMR consists of a 4.5 km cycle route along the coastline from Blackrock to Sandycove, 3.6 km of which is a two-way fully segregated cycle lane. Building on this infrastructure implemented during the COVID restrictions of the summer of 2020, the proposed scheme will improve the finish, connectivity, accessibility, and safety of the route. It will make it easier and safer to walk and cycle along the coast and will create enhanced public spaces for rest and recreation.
An Independent evaluation of the CMR by TU Dublin has demonstrated positive impacts of the cycle route from both a mobility and a socio-economic perspective. The study found that the CMR ‘has been an effective addition for the people of Dún Laoghaire and Dublin’ and that it has ‘largely been welcomed by the adjacent business community’. The scheme is consistent with the Dun Laoghaire Local Area Plan (LAP) developed in 2015, informed by extensive public consultation.
Based on recommendations in the TU Dublin report, along with local and national policy goals for the promotion of active mobility, the county council is proposing to implement a high-quality permanent Coastal Mobility Route.
This project complements two other schemes under development, Living Streets Dun Laoghaire and Living Streets Blackrock. The proposed CMR works will be executed under Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994.
The council is carrying out a non-statutory public consultation and is seeking views from the public to help inform the permanent scheme design. There are a number of ways you can find out more about the project and contribute to the design process.
• Online survey – open from 3 July to 11 August 2023, click for the survey
• Public information webinars:
7-8 pm, 12th July – click here to register
7-8 pm, 18th July – click here to register
Observations should be clearly marked ‘Living Streets CMR’
The closing date for receipt of submissions is 11 August.
Find out more here