Follow Lovin Dublin

New Dublin cycleway along the Royal Canal now open

By Sarah Finnan

July 31, 2020 at 2:23pm


A new .75km cycleway opened along the Royal Canal this morning. Dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists, it marks phase two of the Royal Canal Greenway - a project to create the longest off-road Greenway in Ireland.

Stretching from Sherrif Street to North Strand Road, the path includes a three-metre wide cycleway along with a footpath measuring two metres in width.

Confirming that the new cycleway is open as of today, Dublin City Council (DCC) took to Twitter to say:

"@LordMayorDublin @hazechu & @EamonRyan opened phase 2 of the Royal Canal Cycle Route this morning. It's. 75km in length & runs from Sheriff St Upper to North Strand Road. It is open to the public now!"

An unfortunate typo called for a follow-up tweet with DCC officials clarifying that the cycle lane is .75km as opposed to 75km as many were lead to believe.

The new route has been welcomed by locals and is sure to be very popular given that a large majority of the public are looking to avoid public transport wherever possible.

A number of other local cycling infrastructure is being developed around the city, including at Trinity College where officials have asked DCC to widen footpaths and install bike tracks on more than 8km of key routes between the TCD campuses and residences.

Header image via Twitter/Dublin City Council 

READ NEXT: Iconic Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street WILL reopen next month


Join the Lovin Dublin Newsletter

* indicates required


Marketing Permissions

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lovin Media Group:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.