New pedestrian and cycling bridge opens in Dublin

Author: Richard Adams

Dubliners received an early Christmas present last year when a new dual pedestrian and cycling bridge opened over the Royal Canal on North Wall Quay.

Located close to the National Convention Centre where the Royal Canal meets the River Liffey, the infrastructure comprises a dedicated two-way cycle bridge and a bridge for pedestrians alongside it.

The bridge takes cyclists off the main carriageway, which they had previously shared with cars, buses and heavy goods vehicles. The segregated pathways enhance safety and accessibility and enable secure and easy travel between the Samuel Beckett bridge and the river campshires.

Paul McAuliffe, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, opened the bridge on 20 December.

The National Transport Authority provided funding for the project, which forms a part of larger plans for developing cycling infrastructure along the River Liffey.

Read more about Dublin’s work in Handshake here.

This project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement no 769177.

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