The redesign of College Green in Dublin’s city centre will significantly increase the area dedicated to the pedestrian. This will dramatically improve the amenity of arguably the city’s most important civic space
However, the decrease in available road space means that cyclists will have to share a lane with Buses.
In order to ensure that cyclists are safe, and made to feel safe, it is proposed to reduced the speed limit in this shared section to 20kph. This is the average speed at which commuter cyclists travel on the flat.
In order to reinforce compliance with the new speed limit and also aid cyclist to traverse the area efficiently, it is also proposed to delineate the lanes with sequenced LEDs, co-ordinated with the traffic lights, which will clearly demarcate the maximum speed allowed.