New Plan for S2S in South Dublin Bay – October 2016

Supporters of the S2S project will welcome the publication by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport of a new plan for a cycleway and pedestrian walkway between Sandymount and Seapoint along Dublin Bay. A copy of the summary report may be found at the following link:


The report seeks to resolve many of the issues that have prevented the S2S project from proceeding for the past ten years and comes up with a number of novel solutions. Among the challenges that the authors have addressed is the bottleneck at the Merrion Gates.  The solution which would replace the existing level crossing with a bridge over the railway some 200m north of the existing gates, is most imaginative. There are many other very good ideas and proposals for most parts of the S2S route although there will be some disappointment that a solution has not been found which would allow it to be constructed on the seafront for the section between Merrion Gates and Blackrock.

A more detailed comment on the report will be published here in the coming days when we have had time to consider the documents.

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