The Dublin City Cycling Network Plan (DCCNP) was launched in September 2013 and aims to transform Dublin into a more cycle-friendly city. The DCCNP is a 5-year plan, which means it has a deadline of 2018. However, the plan has seen some delays and is still ongoing as of 2023.
The DCCNP includes proposals for the construction of a 900-kilometer cycling network throughout Dublin, which would include new and improved cycling infrastructure such as segregated cycle lanes, cycle tracks, and cycle parking facilities. The plan also includes proposals for the introduction of new cycling safety measures and the expansion of the city’s bike share scheme.
The proposed budget for the DCCNP is €160 million, with €80 million of funding coming from the Irish government and €80 million from the European Investment Bank. In addition to this, Dublin City Council has allocated an additional €20 million to the project.
The DCCNP has been implemented in phases, with the first phase of the plan focusing on the city center. This phase, which was completed in 2018, saw the construction of new cycle lanes and the introduction of cycle-friendly measures such as the removal of parking spaces and the installation of bike parking facilities.
The second phase of the plan, which was due to be completed in 2020, focuses on the city’s suburbs and proposes the construction of new cycle tracks and improved cycling infrastructure in areas such as Clontarf, Crumlin, and Rathmines. However, due to funding and other issues, this phase has been delayed and is still ongoing.
Overall, the DCCNP has been a significant investment in cycling infrastructure in Dublin, with the aim of making the city more cycle-friendly and reducing reliance on cars. While there have been some delays and challenges, the project is still ongoing, and Dubliners can look forward to more improvements in cycling infrastructure and safety in the coming years.