Mobycon was engaged by the Dublin City Council to deliver a concept design of high-quality, safe cycling infrastructure.
A key part of Dublin’s transportation network is the 2km Rathmines-Milltown route, a street subject to an extensive rapid bus transport system. A residential street, it is also home to student housing, local businesses, parks, and universities, making it a key cycling route in the city. Mobycon was engaged by the Dublin City Council to deliver a concept design of high-quality, safe cycling infrastructure on this route. When creating the designs of the physically separated cycling infrastructure there were many challenges that needed to be addressed: The Dublin City Council’s aspirations, the requirements of Irish law, guidelines of on-street parking, and the narrow spatial quality of the route were all factors that needed to be addressed and balanced. Two conceptual designs were created using Adobe Illustrator and ArcGIS – an interim conceptual design with a bollard protected unidirectional cycle lane on either side of the road, and a long-term design option with a raised cycle lane on either side. Both designs were presented to the Dublin City Council who will share it with the community for feedback. Mobycon was commended by Dublin City Council on a commitment to high-quality and safe cycling infrastructure, even when this conflicted with their initial aspirations.