Dublin Port and the S2S -Dec 2020

The Dublin Port Company has recently published an update to their 2012 Masterplan for the Port.  There are major overall improvements to the way the Port operates. This makes it possible to incorporate facilities for pedestrians and cyclists which do not currently exist. The plan proposes a 3.2km pedestrian/cycleway on the entire north coast of the Port along the Tolka Estuary from the existing Ferry Port to Bond Road. It could continue another 900m at the East Wall Business Park to join Alfie Byrne Road (the Tolka Estuary Greenway).  It also includes exciting proposals for the critical 1.4km of the S2S that passes through the Port from the River Liffey to the Tolka Estuary (the Liffey-Tolka Project).  This would provide a safe, segregated greenway from Thomas Clark Bridge (East Link Bridge) to the existing S2S at Alfie Byrne Road.

The Plan also makes it possible to provide links to other existing and proposed greenways on both sides of the Liffey.  On the north there is an opportunity to link directly to the Clontarf seafront with a cycle/pedestrian bridge across the Tolka Estuary.  There is also a plan to provide safe pedestrian and cycle links to historic and new visitor attractions within the Port itself. 

Dublin City Council have intentions to build a new cycle/pedestrian bridge across the Liffey beside the East Link Bridge. They are also proposing a public transport bridge (including cycle and pedestrian lanes) over the Dodder/Grand Canal outlet to link to Sir John Rogerson’s Quay to Poolbeg and the S2S in the South Bay via Ringsend Park.

The combination and co-ordination of these exciting proposals by the Dublin Port Company, Dublin City Council and Eastpoint Business Park would provide a very good solution to a very challenging set of problems that would satisfactorily complete the S2S at this critical junction of the Port and the city centre and the North and South side of the city.  It will transform what is now a hostile environment for pedestrians and cyclists into one that is safe and welcoming. 

Here is a link to a short paper that gives more detail on the project

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our supporters a quiet and safe Christmas!

Kind Regards,

Michael Collins                 


Sutton to Sandycove Walkway and Cycleway

email michael@s2s.ie