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  • Title: Home | S2S - A new promenade and cycleway for Dublin
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. News.. Proposal.. Maps.. Links.. Archive.. Support.. Gallery.. FAQ.. S2S is a voluntary group whose sole objective is to promote the construction.. of a continuous seafront promenade and cycleway from Sutton to Sandycove.. View the S2S proposal.. Latest News.. Presentation of Proposals to Dublin Bay Taskforce.. Section of S2S Appoved- December 2011.. Great announcement by new Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague- June 27th 2011.. Setback for S2S Project - March 2011.. New Link from Clontarf to Eastpoint June 2010.. Dublin  ...   Get Involved.. If you wish to express your support for the proposal or wish to be kept informed about the project you can send an e-mail to us at.. support@s2s.. ie.. You can see a selection of messages on our.. support page.. Facebook.. The S2S Campaign.. Contact.. Navigation.. Follow Us.. S2S is a voluntary group whose sole objective is to promote the construction of a continuous seafront promenade and cycleway from Sutton to Sandycove.. flickr.. Map.. Copyright © 2011, S2S.. All Rights Reserved..

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    Descriptive info: We have uploaded a.. presentation.. , which was made by Tom Leahy of Dublin City Council at the Dublin Bay Taskforce in November 2008.. While some elements of the proposals have changed in the intervening period, particularly in the inner city area, a lot of what is shown is still relevant.. It provides a very good overview of the route and the issues that arise.. It shows some details of the proposed section at the Bull Island in the North Bay which was recently approved by An Bord Pleanala.. The presentation includes references to coastal protection, which is a completely separate exercise by the Local Authorities.. Given that both objectives will happen in the same strip of seafront however, it makes sense to incorporate the S2S into whatever is agreed as a solution to the requirements for coastal defence.. Dublin City Council is to be commended for its positive attitude to the project as displayed in this presentation and in the success in securing an approval from An Bord Pleanala for the section at the Bull Island.. If only this enthusiasm can be extended to other authorities,,,,,,,,,.. In a very welcome.. decision.. , An Bord Pleanala has approved the proposals to construct the only remaining missing section of the S2S project in north Dublin Bay in an order made on the 22nd December2011.. The section, which is in Dollymount, opposite St Anne’s Park, runs from the Wooden Bridge to the Causeway and is approximately 2kms long.. The approval is very important because the completion of this section will allow a continuous 9Kms of traffic-free promenade and cycleway all the way from Sutton to Alfie Byrne Road.. This is almost half the entire route around Dublin Bay and leaves only about 6 kms to the completed on the south side of the city.. The National Parks and Wildlife section of the Department of Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht objected to the proposal on grounds of alleged loss of habitat and disturbance to birds, but, having weighed up all the evidence, the Board did not sustain those objections.. While everyone accepts that there is unlikely to be money available to carry out the construction in the immediate future, the approval is still of critical importance as it will enable work to be commenced if and when the money does become available or the cost of the proposals are reduced.. Great announcement by new Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague- June 2011.. In his inaugural address following his election on Monday 27th June 2011, the new Dublin City Mayor Councillor Andrew Montague said.. "The Sutton to Sandycove cycling route along our seafront, often called the S2S route, has been launched and re-launched many times.. I will assemble a team and agree a plan to fill in the few remaining gaps on this route, to finish the job once and for all.. ".. This the best news we have had for a long time and it is most welcome after many recent disappointments.. We are calling on all those who support the project to let everyone know through Facebook and also by mailing messages of encouragement to the office of the Lord Mayor at.. his web site.. The full press release and text of the Lord Mayors inaugural address can be seen.. here.. About three years ago, another feasibility study (one had already been completed by the Dublin Regional Authority) was commissioned jointly by Dublin City Council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Council with the support of the Department of Environment.. The study and report was completed by Scott Wilson, Engineers early in 2010 but has not been published.. No reasons were given.. Following a motion put down by Councillors Barry Ward and Stephen Fitzpatrick at DLRCC's Council meeting in February, some light has now been cast on the matter.. A web-cast of the council meeting can be found at the following link.. Council Meeting.. (The web-cast is nearly 3 hours long so fast-forward to 02-06-30, which is the start of the relevant debate) It is difficult not to be frustrated that a project with such widespread support continues to be blocked!.. New Link from Clontarf to Eastpoint June 2010.. Architect David Wright has put forward an imaginative scheme to form a more direct north south link from the Seafront at Clontarf to the Eastwall Road.. The idea is to construct a pedestrian/cycle bridge across the inner estuary from Clontarf seafront to Easpoint.. This would reduce the distance from the seafront to The East Link Bridge by 1.. 6 Km.. It is probably the shortest possible route between the north and south city and has the advantage of maintaining more of the overall route along the seafront.. A map and more details of the proposal can be found on David Wright's website.. http://www.. davidwright.. ie/s2s.. htm.. l.. Dublin City Council Submits Environmental Impact Study.. Dublin City Council have applied to An Bord Pleanala for approval for an Environmental Impact Study for a vital section of the project at Dollymount.. The section, which is less than 2 kms long, will joint two existing sections of promenade and cycleway between the Wooden bridge and the Causeway at the Bull Island Estuary.. Full details of the study can be found on the DCC website at.. dublincity.. ie/WaterWasteEnvironment/Pages/WaterWasteandEnvironment.. aspx.. Members of the public can submit observations on the proposal to An Bord Pleanala within six weeks of the 29th June 09.. It is to be hoped that those who support the project will take the opportunity to do so by writing to An Bord Pleanala.. Ministers Dempsey launches Ireland's First National Cycle Policy Framework 20th April 2009.. The Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, T.. D.. has done it again and given a further significant boost to the project in his announcement of the new national cycle policy framework.. The full policy can be accessed here:.. transport.. ie/upload/general/11387-0.. pdf.. The relevant section states:.. 2.. 10 Sutton to Sandycove Scheme -.. We will complete the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) cycleway /promenade.. This 22km continuous facility will act as a commuting route as well as a world class recreational and tourist route.. It will be a flagship project for the capital.. Dublin City Council Officials Present Plan to Councillors 4th Feb 2009.. On Wednesday 4th February 2009, Dublin City Council officials presented their plans for the S2S route to a meeting of the City Councillors.. Follow this link to see a report of the proposals that was published in the Irish Times of 13th February 2009.. Ministers announce sustainable transport plan - 5th February 2009.. , accompanied by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr Eamon Ryan, T.. today launched "Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future".. This is Government's action plan to free our towns and cities from choking traffic congestion, slash CO2 emissions and help car based commuters to leave their cars at home.. Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future.. sets out measures so that by 2020 we can have thousands more people walking, cycling, using public transport and leaving their cars at home.. With this action plan Government aims to change the transport mix in Ireland so that by 2020 car share of total commutes drop from the current 65% to 45%.. This will involve new ways of approaching many aspects of policy making in Ireland.. It affects how we plan our schools and school curricula, influences where we develop residential areas and centres of employment in the future, opens up social and employment opportunities for people who experience reduced mobility and returns urban spaces to people rather than cars.. the Government's commitment to the S2S project is reconfirmed in Action 15:.. "Recently the Government has announced a benefit-in-kind tax incentive to encourage cycle commuting as well as investment in cycle route maintenance and the proposed Sutton to Sandycove cycle route.. The Government have also carried out research on best practice for cycling and has published a strategy for developing cycle tourism.. ".. The full  ...   route to and from their places of work, and as a mode of transport.. It will allow students and school-children a quicker, healthier, more fun way of getting to/from school/college.. The full text of Clara's mail can be read in the.. section.. March-2004 DRA Appoints Consultants.. Another milestone has been reached in the campaign to promote the Sandycove to Sutton Cycleway and Promenade.. On Friday 27th February, 2004, ffollowing interviews of a short list of consultants, the Dublin Regional Authority has accepted the recommendation of the interview board and appointed a consortium to undertake the design and environmental study of the proposal.. The Consortium is lead by WSP and included AWN Consulting, Ryan Hanley and Tiros Resources.. The consortium will start work immediately and is expected to complete the project by next summer.. The importance of this study lies in the fact that it will look at the entire route as a single entity.. All of the Local Authorities along with the Department of Transport, the Dublin Docklands Development Authority and the Dublin Transportation Office are supporting the study.. Feb-2004: S2S included in Dublin City Plan.. Dublin City Council is the latest local authority to include the S2S proposal in its new draft development plan.. The Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2005-2011 will be on public display for a period of 10 weeks, from Monday 2nd February, 2004 to Thursday, 15th April, 2004 (excluding public holidays).. The full text of the plan together with dates and venues at which the plan can be viewed, can be found under Services-Planning at.. Dublin City Council web-site.. This is another great boost for the campaign.. We ask all supporters of the S2S project to write to Dublin City Council expressing their support for the proposal.. Written submissions or observations, marked "Draft Development Plan" should be submitted to the Executive Manager, Planning Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.. Tenders Submitted for Design and Environmental Study.. The Dublin Regional Authority.. has received 14 proposals from groups comprised of leading professionals in the environmental, engineering, architectural and planning fields for the design and environmental study on the S2S proposal.. A short list has been prepared and interviews of the short-listed candidates will be held in mid-February.. It is expected that an appointment will be made very shortly thereafter and that the study will be underway by March 2004.. November 14th 2003 Tenders invited for S2S Design and Environmental Report!.. In what can only be seen as a major milestone for the S2S campaign, the.. Dublin Regional Authority.. , on behalf of Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Fingal County Council, Dublin Docklands Development Authority and the Dublin Transportation Office, have advertised in Irish and EU journals for consultants to carry out a Preliminary Design Study and Environmental Report for the provision of a promenade and cycleway from Sutton to Sandycove.. The move has also been supported by the Minister of Transport, Seamus Brennan TD, who has committed €50,000 towards the cost of the study.. The remainder will be funded by the participating bodies.. The expectation is that tenders will be submitted early in December and that consultants will be appointed immediately thereafter.. Read the full text of the advertisement.. DLRCC Development Plan Progress.. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council received over 2500 submissions on the draft development plan from members of the public.. There was strong support in several submissions for the S2S promenade and cycleway.. The Councillors will debate the plan over several meetings in November and December 2003.. Neither the Manager or any of the Councillors have proposed any alteration to the S2S proposal as set out in the draft development plan and it is expected to be approved.. Dublin Bay Cycle Event.. THE DUBLIN BAY FUN CYCLE (Sun 21 Sep 03) FROM HOWTH VILLAGE TO BLACKROCK PARK AND BACK.. BRING YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO CAN RIDE A BIKE!.. The fun cycle is organised by the Diabetes Federation of Ireland.. It has the theme 'Life is Better Under Seven' because it aims to raise awareness among the 200,000 Irish people with diabetes of a vital long-term blood sugar reading known as A1c.. For further information on how to participate please contact the Diabetes Federation of Ireland on.. 1850 909 909 or log onto.. diabetes.. Martello Tower at Seapoint.. The Genealogical Society of Ireland is restoring and refurbishing the beautiful Martello Tower at Seapoint as a permanent base for their archives.. In an e-mail message to S2S, which we have posted in the.. page, Secretary Michael Merrigan reports that they expect to open the centre in 2004 in this landmark building.. This very welcome enterprise will be perhaps the first of a series of new attractions along the S2S route.. For more information, visit the web site of the.. Genealogical Society of Ireland.. Letter from EU Commissioner June 27th.. David Byrne.. has, in a private capacity, been a strong supporter of the S2S campaign since it started.. In a letter to the group dated 27th June 2003 as EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, he expresses his support for the proposal.. " Not only is this exciting because of the pleasure it will provide to so many people but it will also greatly contribute to the improvement of public health.. " Read the full text of the.. letter.. in PDF format.. S2S Submission to Council June 23rd 2003.. S2S has made a submission to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in relation to their Draft Development Plan 2004-2010.. See the full text of the letter.. IRHA Endorses S2S Proposal.. Arising out of a discussion on NewsTalk 106, S2S has received an e-mail of support from Jimmy Quinn of the.. IRHA.. To read the full text of this and other e-mails check the.. DLRCC Development Plan 2004-2010.. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.. have just published for public comment their Draft Development Plan 2004-2010 and they have included a coastal walk and cycleway from Booterstown to Sandycove, with the intention to continue it south along the coast to the County boundary at Bray.. This is indeed very good news and we congratulate DLRCC on their decision.. Read the detailed extract from the Draft Development Plan here.. You will find the full draft development plan on the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council website here.. It would be very good for the campaign if the Council were to be made aware of the widespread support that exists for the coastal promenade and cycleway.. People who wish to express their support for the proposal are encouraged to do so by either writing or e-mailing the Council at.. devplan@dlrcoco.. The standard form for making a written submission can be found at the Council's website.. Note: Submissions to the Council must be submitted before July 1st 2003.. Support from Sustrans.. Sustrans.. the internationally recognised organisation promoting sustainable transport solutions has strongly endorsed the S2S proposal.. In a letter to the campaign dated 8th May 2003, they state: "We very much hope that this stunning coastal promenade and associated landscaping will provide a section of the long distance cross border cycle route and a section of the all Ireland Cycle Network.. It is likely that it will be the most used cycle route in all of Ireland".. To see the full text of the letter click.. Irish Heart Foundation Welcomes Initiative.. The Slí na Sláinte campaign, run by the.. Irish Heart Foundation.. , has expressed strong support for the campaign.. In a letter to S2S dated 8th August 2002, chairman Paddy Murphy describes the proposal as an innovative and simple idea that would compliment and enhance their plans for public walkway facilities in Dublin.. The campaign is aimed at improving public health by encouraging people to take more exercise by walking regularly.. S2S publishes feedback from Supporters.. Please click.. to view a selection of the comments received from people who have expressed their support for the proposal by mailing us at the following address:.. March-2004 DRA Appoints Consultants..

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    Descriptive info: The promenade and cycleway would extend approximately 22kms from Sutton to Sandycove, linking and upgrading where appropriate, existing walkways and cycleways.. On the north side of the bay, much of the facility already exists and needs only to be upgraded, made continuous and better protected from the elements.. On the south side, proposals for a seafront walkway by the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council could be enhanced to provide a continuous and level promenade, wheelchair and cycleway on the sea side of the Dart line from Dun Laoghaire to the Merrion Strand.. A sea wall, similar in proportions to the existing wall protecting the railway line could be finished in granite.. The facility should be provided with high quality seating, waste bins and dog scoops, eco-friendly lighting and steps or ramps onto the beach at appropriate locations.. A route through Ringsend Park would bring the facility to join the river at the East Link bridge where, it is suggested, some imaginatively designed addition to the existing bridge could provide a much improved river crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.. A simple and elegant pedestrian/cyclist bridge across the Grand Canal Gut at Ringsend (lifting to allow  ...   north and south of the city as well as the residential areas of Ringsend and the city centre, with substantial benefit to those communities.. A continuous water front promenade extending from Sutton to Sandycove and into the city centre has the potential to be the most used public amenity in the city.. Based on the numbers that walk on Dun Laoghaire Pier and the promenade at Clontarf for exercise, it can be comfortably predicted that up to 100,000 people would use it on a weekly basis.. No other public amenity or tourist attraction would come close to its popularity.. It would benefit in equal measure young and old, able and disabled persons alike.. Many people would be encouraged to walk, either to work or for exercise.. The benefits to community health would be enormous.. It would add another tourist activity to Dublin and enhance its image as an attractive destination.. It would add another tourist activity for Dublin and enhance its image as an attractive destination.. It would also provide the first really safe, traffic and pollution free, continuous means of accessing the city or the seaside daily for hundreds of thousands of visitors.. S2S..

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    Descriptive info: Existing Walkways.. Walkways already exist along a significant amount of the route.. On the north side, the sections at Fairview and Clontarf have recently been extended to Alfie Byrne Road.. On the south side, sections of new walkway have been constructed along the north and south quays by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority and more are planned which will extend all the way from the Custom House to the East Link Bridge.. There are existing walkways in Ringsend Park and a relatively new section constructed by Dublin City Council at Sandymount Strand.. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have completed a section of promenade from Sandycove to the Dun Laoghaire baths.. These walkways link to some of the traditional Dublin walks at the Bull Wall, The Pigeon House Wall and Dun Laoghaire  ...   Annes.. There is a long section of cycleway along the seafront at Clontarf and.. Fairview, which terminates where it meets East Wall Rd.. This needs to be upgraded.. The Dublin Docklands Development Authority has started construction on sections of cycleway on the north and south quays, which they expect to continue along both quays from the Custom House to the East Link Bridge.. In Blackrock Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has constructed a section of cycleway that extends from Blackrock to.. S2S Proposal.. The S2S proposal is to link all of the existing and proposed facilities to extend all the way around the Dublin Bay from Sutton to Sandycove.. The route as proposed is approximately 22 km around the Bay with approximately 1.. 7 kms on both north and south quays..

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    Descriptive info: Dublin City Council.. Dublin Cycling Campaign.. Dublin Docklands Development Authority.. Dublin Transportation Office.. Fingal County Council.. Sustrans UK..

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    Descriptive info: Archive.. Green Party Supports Campaign - May 2002.. Submission to DLRCC - May 2002.. Press Release - June 2002.. Public Meeting Confirms Support July 2002.. Booterstown Community Walk - October 2002.. DLRCC Coastal Plan 22nd June 2002.. The Slí na Sláinte campaign, run by the Irish Heart Foundation, has expressed strong support  ...   letter click here.. DLRCC Coastal Plan includes Seafront Walkway and Cycleway.. The S2S campaign has achieved its first major boost with the formal adoption by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council of the Coastal Plan on 10.. th.. June 2002.. to read on, or to view the relevant section of the revised plan, click..

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    Descriptive info: Here is a selection of some of the e-Mails we have received in relation to the proposal.. *.. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------.. Email sent to Minister of Environment (and Taoiseach) 22nd Nov 2006.. Dear Minister,.. I am very pleased that the government has agreed to support the cycling route around Dublin Bay.. Well done,.. Eric Conroy,.. Hon.. Treasurer, An Taisce (and ardent cyclist!).. From Nick Koumarianos 15th November 2006.. Dear Taoiseach and Minister Roche,.. I was very encouraged and grateful to read of your support for the s2s cycle and walking track project in Mondays papers.. Dublin Bay is a fantastic amenity and this clever idea will maximise the use of it's shoreline for a relatively modest investment.. I have witnessed the success of similar projects in other cities and know that s2s will add substantially to the enjoyment of the Capital by both residents and visitors.. With best wishes,.. Nick Koumarianos.. From David McCabe to the Taoiseach and Minister for the Environment 15th Nov 2006.. My thanks to you Taoiseach and minister Roche for giving your public support to the Sandycove to Sutton project around Dublin Bay.. The northsiders have their lovely linear park from Fairview to Sutton whilst us southsiders have only 500 metres at Sandymount.. !!.. So push it ahead as a 2007 Election project and use the rubble from Lansdowne Road demolition as infill at Sandymount.. Well done and thanks to all involved.. David McCabe.. Taoiseach, Minister,.. Thank you for your efforts in support of the s2s project.. I think it will in the future be a very valuable contribution to quality of life in Dublin and an example to the entire country, if your attention remains on it.. I think it will have many spinoff benefits for individuals and communities and maybe even politicians.. Kind Regards,.. Gerry Kelly.. From: Cedric B.. Herfeldt, 10th April 2006.. Hi All.. I attended at the Dublin Bay Futures event last Saturday in Dun Laoghaire and find your project very interesting.. Would you eventually consider organising a walk along the bay?.. Best Regards.. From Pat Hannon 3rd April 2006.. Hello,.. I heard the proposal for a continuous cycle-way from Sanycove to Sutton mentioned on the Today with Pat Kenny show this morning.. It's a wonderful idea.. Having just come back from Chicago with a similar 15-mile lakeshore cycle-way I can really appreciate the idea.. Can't wait for it to happen along with the other interesting ideas that were mentioned on the show to enhance the Bay.. Best regards,.. Pat.. From Petronius 22nd February 2006.. Hi S2S.. I hope this idea and campaign is alive and well and successful - i think it makes great sense.. It has benefits for peoples health by encouraging them to be active walk and cycle.. It surely increases the use of an under appreciated resource which is dublin bay and indeed the quayside.. It was to my annoyance that i discovered that the new "foot" bridge to the IFSC(Seán o'casey bridge) does not cater for cyclists - and specifies "no cycling".. Wishing you all success.. Slán,.. From Anna Walsh 2nd November 05.. Badly needed and a great idea- I hope there will be more to follow.. Go to Scandinavia and you can see how traffic has been cut by great cyclepaths where even children on their way to school can cycle.. From: Brian Maurer, Medical Director, Irish Heart Foundation 12th September 2005.. Warmly support this initiative of which I have only just learned.. Brian Maurer.. From Simon Roguls 25th July 2005.. I was very pleased to read about the proposed s2s development on your site, and would be happy to lend my support to this initiative.. While I am a regular cyclist and jogger, I think that a key value of the project will be to create a focal point for leisure activities for the wider populace of Dublin, not just commuters and exercise enthusiasts.. I believe that such an amenity would transform a seriously under-utilised coastline and set the tone for a world-class recreational infrastructure in Dublin.. It could provide an excellent basis and ethos for city-wide developments of this nature for years to come.. I am keen to find out a little more about the present status of the proposal, and whether there is anything that I can do to assist in a securing a successful outcome.. With kind regards,.. Simon.. From Robin Mather 26th June 2005.. I am very much in favour of the S2S.. It would be an excellent amenity.. I would be interested in information regarding this.. Many thanks,.. Robin.. From: Ross Kelly 26th May 2005.. Hi, My name is Ross Kelly and I've been aware of your proposal for some time now and watched a documentary on RTE last night about Dublin bay and the S2S scheme.. I'm very interested in the proposal and would like to be involved as: - I'm a keen cyclist and have been hit by cars too many times on the Merrion Road! - I really think its important that the general public have access to the bay.. With all the apartments going up along the coast the whole city's going to be blocked off from the bay by five story private complexes.. - I remember they had the same sort of thing in Chicago (except to a much larger scale) and it made the city a great place to live.. So I was wondering if there was any way in which I could get involved in the project? I'm an IT manager with significant creative, interpersonal and organizational abilities.. I'm not looking for a job here, I'd like to help out one night a week or so! If you don't have any official set-up for volunteer helpers, maybe we could meet and discuss the project and I could maybe could think of ways I could help.. I'm pretty good at adding value to a project without being a drain on current resources, so I really feel I could be of genuine use.. I think this project is a great idea and it has caught my imagination so I'd love to help.. Congratulations on your work to date,.. Ross.. From: Fiona Maguire 16th May 2005.. I wish to add my support to this excellent initiative.. Whilst living in Sydney Australia I lived near Centennial Park in Randwick.. In addition to many other facilities it had a number of tracks around the perimeter for walking/running, cycling and horse riding.. They were all well loved and used by the community.. Fiona.. From Valerie Fitzsimons 18th February 2005.. Great plan, long overdue!! Keep up the good work!.. Valerie Fitzsimons.. From: Clara Clark Sent: 15 March 2004 09:35.. To: devplan@dublincity.. ie Subject: S2S Proposal.. I wish to add my support of and commitment to the development of the S2S, Sutton to Sandycove cycle and walkway.. As a regular cyclist and walker, I can see the huge merits of this project, which will reclaim the coastline and access to the sea, beaches, and fresh air, safe and removed from cars, lorries and roads.. If government departments were to combine some initiatives, it could be a springboard for the Departments of Transport, the Environment, and Health to create joint promotions linking new transport options, environmentally-friendly ideas and obesity-tackling initiatives all through one project, the S2S.. In addition, it should offer parallel initiatives such as screened recycling areas close to parking areas on the route, properly -designed skateboard parks to attract young people towards using the S2S to access outdoor activities, bike rental stands, or free bike pick-ups, as they have in Holland and Denmark.. S2S should be incorporated into all Dublin city maps and guide books, leaflets available in all hotels, tourist information offices, libraries, schools etc.. Dublin Bay is a wonderful but totally under-used and under-appreciated amenity.. The S2S can change all that.. Dublin city can reclaim its coastline, its wonderful views, its clean air, one of its hidden treasures.. Dubliners and their guests can begin to appreciate our location and the bountiful free amenities on our doorstep.. For too long Dublin has turned its back on our foreshore, and allowed industry, dumping, and neglect to take over.. The S2S can give Dublin a whole new aspect and benefit.. I hope that the Dublin City authorities will see the S2S as an important, positive, added-value initiative to Dublin's infrastructure.. Clara Clark.. CLARA CLARK EVENT MANAGEMENT LTD.. From: Hugh Evans Sent: 14 September 2003 01:34.. To: support@s2s.. ie Subject:.. The S2S Project I approve of the S2S website and of the project, especially because here in the United States much of the coastline is in private hands and off limits for the public.. My strongest response in relation to S2S is a memory of walking on the beach at Juhu in Bombay at dusk some years ago.. Juhu is a suburb of Bombay near the international airport where many Bollywood film stars and prominent Indian professionals and business people live, intermixed with great numbers of Indian midlle class and poor.. It is the custom for many of these people to walk the beach at the end of the day.. What results is one of the most plural and diverse mixes of people I have ever observed, all harmoniously sharing the same space.. I imagine, when your project is complete, it will offer a neutral space where the diverse and interesting people of Dublin can similarly enjoy congregating in a public space.. There is something about the meeting of the sea and the land that neutralizes for a moment all (or most!) considerations of class and ownership.. Best wishes.. Hugh Evans.. From: Harris Andrew.. ie.. Subject: Irish Independant article.. Great to see the project getting such prominent publicity.. (Irish Independant supp - 30/8/03) When I first heard about it I was very excited.. As a cyclist, the thought of a dedicated 22km cycle lane running along the bay was fantasy stuff especially as we live in Ireland where such things rarely come to pass.. I've experienced similar projects in France.. In the Alps there is a cycle lane the entire way around Lac d'Annecy and in the Pyrennes they have converted an old railway line into a cycle lane from Lourdes to Argeles Gazost.. The only problem is unfortnately an Irish one.. Cyclists here are generally disrespected and ignored by motorists and pedestrians.. Where the current cycle lane runs from Sutton towards town along the bay, its good, but dangerous also.. Despite the bike symbols painted on the lane, pedestrians wander all over the place totally oblivious to cyclists.. Serious cyclists who do use the lanes can be doing 25mph with ease.. If a child is hit by a bike it can be very serious.. It doesn't happen in Europe.. If the lanes were colour coded as in the city centre it might be better.. Putting in a kerb for seperation makes the lanes too narrow and overtaking impossible.. Where dual purpose lanes are being installed there needs to be a public awareness campaign so as to avoid accidents.. More signs along the routes warning of the dangers should also be put up.. The potential of this project is enormous.. Yours sincerely,.. Andrew Harris.. From: Robin Norton Sent: 01 August 2003 20:06.. To: info@s2s.. ie Subject: Sutton to S'cove.. Saw your excellent leaflet in the Blackrock Library.. This is a wonderful concept and I wish you success in its implementation.. Sadly the "prom" at Sandymonut has been barred to cyclists probably due to complaints by local busybodies (why are bikers resented so much? - a form of jealousy, perhaps).. This used to be a lovely way into the city, now one has to go illegal and use the footpath.. Could I suggest that DLRC be asked to line out the footpath between B'town DART station and Merrion Gates.. It's wide enough to take walkers and bikers.. Peace, Love and Bicycles!.. Robin Norton.. From: Genealogical Society of Ireland Sent: 13 July 2003 19:14.. ie Subject: Coastal Walk Cycle Way.. A Chairde,.. Congratulations on the development of this wonderful plan for Dublin Bay.. Indeed, the Genealogical Society of Ireland www.. gensocireland.. org is contributing to the enhancement of the area by restoring and refurbishing the Martello Tower at Seapoint, Co.. Dublin as a permanent base for our Archives.. "An Daonchartlann" as it will be known will be officially opened in 2004, however, with work progressing, already the locals are referring to the Tower as the "Family History Tower".. This walkway from Sutton to Sandycove will greatly improve access for the public to the many attractions, leisure and heritage facilities all along Dublin's Riviera.. Keep up the good work.. Kind regards Michael Merrigan Hon.. Secretary Genealogical Society of Ireland.. From: Poppy Shirley Sent: 03 July 2003 21:05.. Wonderful, wonderful project which beats the Luas and the Tunnel and all the delayed or projected by-passes and new Motorways.. This one is so environmentally friendly and if sufficiently supported as it so deserves would do more for the traffic and the people of Dublin City and surrounds.. May the project prosper.. From: Carmel Groarke Sent: 17 June 2003 21:26.. Live in Sandycove and play golf in Howth once a week - would beat Eastlink and all those trucks any day! Keep up the good work.. Regards.. From: Leo Enright Sent: 12 May 2003 12:05.. Is this excellent project still active? Is this excellent project still active? If so, I'd be happy to lend whatever small support I can.. Leo Enright.. From: John B Dillon Sent: 28 April 2003 17:25.. Subject: Re: S2S Good News.. Great news well done to all concerned in this project.. From; Jimmy Quinn, Director of Communications, Irish Road Haulage Association.. The I.. R..  ...   2002 07:48:02 +0100.. From: "Rodney Devitt".. Subject: new cycleway and promenade Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 22:44:00 +0100.. Very impressed by the proposal.. An excellent idea.. Our full support.. The Devitt Family of Sandymount.. From: "chris fitzgerald".. ie Subject: promenade Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 21:05:15 +0100.. What a terrific idea.. I wish you every success.. Chris FitzGerald.. From: "Peter Dwyer ".. ie Subject: Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 16:34:43 +0100.. yes!.. From: "Liam Lonergan" To: info@S2S.. ie Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 16:42:48 +0100.. Great idea.. liam lonergan.. From: "Justin McKenna".. Subject: great site great idea Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 16:39:57 +0100.. Justin McKenna.. From: = ciaran.. ie Subject: Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 16:03:18 +0100.. Even though I no longer live in Dublin, I think that the idea is absolutely brilliant, creative and original.. First awareness of it through seeing the two BEAUTIES ON BIKES in.. the Irish Independent and found the web-site most informative.. You could consider using All Go Wild for adding to it's attractiveness.. go n'éirí an bóthair libh!.. From: "FARRELL Maria".. Subject: what a brilliant idea! Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 16:17:02 +0100.. Maria Farrell.. Reply-To: "Peter Ledbetter".. From: "Peter Ledbetter".. Subject: S2S Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 14:51:14 +0100.. EXCELLENT PLAN - WELL DONE TO ALL CONCERNED.. From: "Stephen O'Flaherty" To: support@s2s.. Subject: Excellent idea Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 15:31:27 +0100.. From: "Horan, Noel".. ie Subject: Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 14:07:45 +0100.. Idea sounds fantastic.. From: "Ziene Mottiar".. Subject: Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 13:46:17 +0100.. Read about your plans in Irish Times today.. This is a brilliant idea.. As well as providing a good leisure facility it may make cycling to work more attractive/feasible and thus improve the traffic and congestion on the DART.. Well done.. Regards.. Ziene.. From: "John O Connor".. Subject: support for s2s concept Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 14:28:07 +0100.. Brilliant idea!.. From: "Marie Mangan - IRELAND".. ie Subject: Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 12:31:02 +0100.. I'd just like to congratulate you on this exciting project which I believe would bring enormous benefits to not only those living along the route but also to visitors to the area and as a tourist attraction talking point.. Marie Mangan.. From: "Pat Ryan".. Subject: Great Idea !! Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 12:17:58 +0100.. Pat Ryan.. From: "Mark O'Brien".. Subject: Super Idea! Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 10:48:45 +0100.. Keep up the good work!!.. Mark O'Brien.. From: "Sides, Emma".. Subject: Proposed Promenade/Cycleway Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 10:28:54 +0100.. I think this is an absolutely fantastic idea.. I have been cycling round Dublin for about 10 years now and I grew up beside Sandymount Strand so I really appreciate the access to the seafront we have there.. It is the most beautiful place to walk and having lived in London for a few years I appreciate it even more now.. There are always lots of people out walking there, of all age groups, and it has a great atmosphere.. I have always thought that it was a pity that it wasn't extended, it seemed such a natural thing to do.. Dublin is not the most pleasant of cities for a cyclist - there are more cycle lanes than there used to be but our roads are so appalling I regularly almost come a cropper.. So to be able to cycle beside the sea, with no traffic or lights etc would be just fantastic and what a wonderful amenity for walkers too.. I think this is totally brilliant.. Emma Sides.. From: "Ken McDonnell".. Subject: Support! Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 10:21:19 +0100.. Organization: McDonnell Software Best idea I've heard in a long time! We're spending 400 million on the port tunnel, hunderds of millions more on the M50, why not a couple of quid on this?.. Cheers,.. Ken.. From: "Kieran O'Callaghan".. Subject: Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 23:19:18 +0100.. This sounds like a great idea.. Kieran O'Callaghan.. From: "Joe Conway".. ie Subject: Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 18:35:46 +0100.. Great idea.. I hope you can bring it to fruition.. Joe Conway.. From: "Montgomery, William".. ie Subject: Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 17:55:07 +0100.. William Montgomery.. From: "Dick Senzig".. Subject: Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 17:46:16 +0100.. Having used the Sandymount path many times for exercise during our sojourn in Dublin, I heartily support this extension.. From: Sarah Joyce Sent: 12 June 2002 13:46.. Subject: help If you need help, let me know.. From: William Hamilton Sent: 06 June 2002 11:49.. Subject: Suggestion Great idea.. Keep it up.. I love cycling, walking and running but find dublin can be a pain in the you know what.. Would there be any space in you plans for a jogging lane?? It is not good for joints and bones to be constantly running on concrete and roads.. Could there be (at in least sections) a running surface included to take joggers into account? Maybe too expensive? Billy Hamilton From: Micheal L Collins Sent: 12 June 2002 15:48 To: support@s2s.. ie Subject: Support Hi, I want to express my support for your venture.. With Best Wishes.. Micheál Collins.. From: David McCabe Sent: 06 June 2002 20:20.. ie Subject: walkway promenade and cycle way kindly send me more information on the above t This is an idea which I championed in 1998 (although limited to Irishtown to Dun Laoghaire) through a letter to the Irish Times as a potential milennium project.. I am a retired and active banker/accountant and would be glad to lend my time and skills to your efforts.. Will you have a public meeting(s)?.. David McCabe.. From: Anthony Sweetman Sent: 07 June 2002 17:13.. Subject: Link Bridge.. To whom it may concern, I am fully supportive of your campaign to connect Sandycove and Sutton by means of a pedestrian / cycle bridge.. I have long considered this concept, and believe it is overdue.. I am an architect and Construction Project Manager, and would be interested in lending help to the project.. I am due to leave Ireland for an overseas contract in Mid-August, but would be keen to contribute in the short term.. Anthony H.. Sweetman.. From: Beth and Jane O'Halloran Sent: 08 June 2002 18:02.. Subject: Walkway What a fantastic idea! The most exciting plan for Dublin yet.. What do you have to do next?.. Jane O'Halloran.. From: Chris Mac Lochlainn Sent: 07 June 2002 23:42.. Subject: Proposed Route I wish to express my support for this proposal.. It's a marvellous idea and will be of tremendous benefit.. I'd be happy to help out if I can be of use.. Chris Mac Lochlainn.. From: Sue Carter Sent: 07 June 2002 10:57.. Hello.. This is Sue Carter at the Dublin Life show, the afternoon lifestyle and cultural show at Newstalk.. We'd be very interested in doing a feature on the show next week on the walkway, it sounds like a great topic to discuss.. The focus of our show is lifestyle in Dublin and to date we have covered a lot of similarly-themed issues in the city.. I'd love to arrange for someone from the project to come onto the show next week to talk about this so if you can contact me on 01 6445109 to discuss this further.. Regards Sue Carter.. From: Kelvin Gillen Sent: 07 June 2002 09:54.. Subject: Support Read about yer S2S proposal in yesterday's Times - thought it was a great idea !! Would definitely like to get involved, not really sure exactly in what capacity but am willing to help.. Thanks again and good luck !!.. Kelvin Gillen.. From: ann_swift Sent: 07 June 2002 07:30.. Support I read with interest the publicity relating to your launch yesterday.. Since returning from Chicago, where they have a fantastic 'lake shore' public amenity which runs the length of the city, it has always struck me how great a similar project for Dublin would be.. I would be grateful if you could keep me up to date - I would be glad to help out in a small way if there was something I could usefully contribute.. With thanks.. Ann Swift.. From: Hugh Casement Sent: 06 June 2002 23:36.. Subject: Walkway Great idea, that I have been thinking about for years but of course doing nothing about it! Might be a good time to lobby the new Minister for Transport.. Would certainly like to help in some way.. Hugh Casement.. From: john Sent: 06 June 2002 18:49.. Subject: s2s.. i live in howth and use the cycle paths every day to commute to and from work ,i think your proposal is a great one and i fully support it.. there is however one gripe i have ,along the route into town there are lamppost's in the middle of the track and I have nearly been impaled upon the same posts on occasions ,i think these obstacles should be removed ,wishing you the very best on your campaign.. yours john wickham.. From: John Fingleton Sent: 06 June 2002 20:30.. ie Subject: S2S project.. To whom it may concern I am thrilled by your proposal.. I have made a similar suggestion to a number of politicians in the past, but had not put it together in writing, and lacked any sort of group or organisation to support it.. The genesis of my idea came from Chicago where I lived and where there is an enormously successful path of over 20 miles along the lakeshore.. It is one of the most notably attractive features of living in Chicago, even though it only gets used for 6 months a year because of the weather.. In my own ideas, I thought that it would make sense to link the seafront path with paths out of Dublin along the tow paths of both canals.. These are an excellent resource, but need to be cleaned up, but the rights of way exist, even without any difficult parts.. I even suggested that telecom companies might be interested in buying the space beneath them for ducting.. The two paths offer an excellent prospect to switch people to commuting, as they are safely insulated from traffic.. In many cases, there are bridges in place, so that there is no need to cross roads.. A few details would increase the use of the amenity.. a.. public drinking fonts along the route because people get dehydrated easily b.. adequate lighting for safety so they can be used at night c.. resources to keep them clean and tidy d.. a soft running surface alongside for public health reasons (can elaborate if necessary).. e.. high quality surface that can also be used by roller-bladers Paths that can be used by runners, cyclists, roller bladers are best, because the multiple use makes the investment more justifiable and the mass of users makes them safer.. However, they need to be wide and high quality.. If they just copy the Phoenix Park model, it would be a disaster.. I am tying this in an airplane having just read about it in the paper, so was not able to see your website in advance.. Apologies if I have duplicated your work.. Anyhow, I would be very happy to support your proposals if I can.. John Fingleton.. From: Conor Wilson Sent: 06 June 2002 18:47.. Subject: I second that.. Absolutely brilliant.. This is an excellent addition to the cycling 'cause' in Dublin.. The only downside is that the resulting construction while tourist and recreation friendly will be extremely exposed (to wind) for cycling commuters.. Maybe you could take this into account in you plans? Construction of small wind-breaks could turned into an attractive feature of s2s.. Rugged 'sea-breeze' hardy trees and shrubbery? Small scale 'wall' sculptures etc.. ?.. Keep it up! --- Conor Wilson.. From: Nick Koumarianos Sent: 06 June 2002 17:38.. Subject: s2s We are in full support of s2s.. Don't forget the existing "Metals" that run alongside the Dart from Dun Laoghaire to Dalkey and which should form a branch of s2s.. From: Mike.. Gogan Sent: 06 June 2002 17:35.. Subject: Support Hi there, Well done on today's announcement.. I'm delighted with what you are proposing.. I'm a practical cyclist and have lived, and still visit at various locations along the route, so I know it current limitations very well.. I'd like to offer my support in a practical way if I can, although I have limited time resource, although I work in the.. which may help.. Keep in touch.. Regards, Mike Gogan.. McGlade Sent: 06 June 2002 14:03.. Subject: Promenade from Sutton to Sandycove.. Would you please let me have further information on the proposed promenade form Sutton to Sandycove as I live in Sandymount and would be very keen to see the project proceed.. My name and address is John Mc Glade.. Thanks --------------------------------------------------------------------------------.. From: John McInerney Sent: 06 June 2002 16:09.. Subject: Active support.. Hello, As one who cycles from East link to Sutton , I applaud your initiative! Let me know how I may become more actively involved.. John McInerney.. From: Denis Calahane Sent: 06 June 2002 15:35.. Subject: best wishes Sounds wonderful.. I've no particular ideas on how I might help, but would be glad to.. Denis Cahalane.. From: Tom Coffey Sent: 06 June 2002 13:42.. Subject: Attn Cyril Forbes A great idea.. I have advocated it for years.. It must be done.. Count me in.. Regards, Tom Coffey.. From: Sides, Emma Sent: 06 June 2002 10:32.. ie Subject: Helping out.. Not sure how it is possible to get involved but I would be interested so perhaps you would let me know of ways you need help.. Kind regards,.. *We have removed addresses and edited some mails to protect privacy..

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    Descriptive info: The following are the questions asked most frequently about the proposal.. Q.. I think this is a great idea, what more can I do to help?.. A.. First of all, let us know that you wish to help and if you you can help in any particular way.. Aside from specific assistance, we encourage people to mention their support for the proposal to politicians and officials in the local authorities, if and when the opportunity arises.. If you are a Facebook user, it would be helpful if you happened to like the project.. What will the promenade and cycleway look like?.. to see a sample picture of the likely construction.. However, this project is very much still at the proposal stage and may ultimately differ somewhat from this.. I've got an idea which I think you should incorporate into your proposal.. Who should I contact?.. Please email us at.. We read all our mails and are happy to consider anything that might improve attraction and usefulness of the promenade.. Will there be any impact on the environment?.. It is  ...   of sensitive sections can mitigate negative impacts.. Because the project is in an area that is covered by the EU Habitats Directives, it is neccessary to complete a special environmental study, which is known as an Appropriate Assessment.. This has yet to be done although other preliminary studies have been completed.. We would hope that the Appropriate Assesment would show that the overall benefits accruing to the city and its inhabitants would far outweigh all concerns of an environmental nature.. Everyone would wish to see the birds and habitats continue to thrive in Dublin Bay and it is the objective of the Habitats Directives to achieve a balance between the needs of people with those of the flora and fauna.. I have heard that there will be car parks and other facilities along the route.. What and where will they be?.. We are a single issue voluntary group whose sole objective is to promote the idea of the promenade and cycleway.. We propose absolutely nothing else apart from this.. Any rumours you may have heard are precisely that - rumours..

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  • Title: S2S - A new promenade and cycleway for Dublin
    Descriptive info: Summary of Progress 2006-2009.. Following the announcement of Government support for the S2S Project in November 2006, the then Minister for the Environment, Dick Roche TD formed a working group to coordinate the project with representatives from the Department of the Environment, Dublin City and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Councils, the Dublin Docklands Development Authority and the Dublin Transportation Office.. The work of this group has continued to be supported by The Minister for the Environment John Gormley and Noel Dempsey, Minister for Transport.. Acting through Dublin City Council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, the working group arranged for more detailed studies to be undertaken of the route in 4 sections:.. (1) S2S North.. at the Bull Island,.. (2) S2S Centre.. through East Wall and Ringsend.. (3) S2S South.. from Sandymount to Dun Laoghaire Harbour.. (4) S2S Sandycove:.. from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Sandycove.. S2S North.. is the section between the Wooden Bridge and the St Anne's Causeway at Bull Island where there is currently no promenade nor cycleway.. It is just less than 2km in length.. The study of this section was undertaken by Roughan and O'Donovan, Civil Engineers in 2007 and was completed in late 2008.. The study proposed a number of options for the construction of the promenade and cycleway with a comparative analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each of the options.. The environmental impacts of the preferred options were also assessed and when completed the environmental study was submitted to and approved by An Bord Pleanala in late 2008.. It is expected that S2S North could proceed to planning permission and construction stage in 2009.. This is good progress.. An indication of the approaches to the section that are being considered can be found at the following link.. The.. S2s Centre.. covers the section from Alfie Byrne Road through East Wall to the Liffey and then to Sean Moore Road in Sandymount.. This section was studied by Dublin City Council and the Dublin Docklands Development Authority.. The plans envisage two routes in East Wall: One route follows East Wall Road to the East Link Bridge.. The second route is through East Road and  ...   flood defense measures at Sandymount along with the promenade and cycleway.. As of February 2009 the study is thought to be virtually complete, save for some further minor work.. It is to be hoped that the authorities will proceed with the next stage when the current report is complete.. S2S Sandycove.. extends from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Sandycove and includes the old Dun Laoghaire Baths.. The study of this section is being undertaken by Royal Haskoning on behalf of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.. This stretch of the coast has already been the subject of numerous studies by DLRCC in the recent past.. Problems with the old Dun Laoghaire Bathes and the complicated topography of the site have made it difficult to find an affordable solution the Council that commands widespread support.. The inclusion of the S2S in this area has not of itself been a significant problem, but rather the other problems have made it difficult to find a holistic solution that allows this section of the S2S to be resolved.. Objections:.. While there continues to be overwhelming support from a wide section of the community, health, tourism and sports organizations and all government and local authority agencies, it has to be recognised that there are a number of individuals who oppose the construction of the promenade and cycleway.. Objections are based on the belief that the promenade may affect the birds in the bay or the flora that inhabits small sections of the route.. It is clear that a number of environmentalists do not share these concerns and recognise that the project would bring significant benefits to the community and the environment of the Bay as well as providing the first truly sustainable transport facility in the city.. It is vitally important that the many people who support the project should let their public representatives know of their views by writing or e-mailing them in the first instance and by talking to them in the run-up to the local elections.. There is no doubt that the support in the community for this project is overwhelming.. It is vital that the authorities are aware of it.. S2S February 2009..

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  • Title: S2S - A new promenade and cycleway for Dublin
    Descriptive info: Taoiseach and Minister Dick Roche announce support for the Sutton to Sandycove.. (S2S) seafront promenade and cycleway project.. The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern T.. , and the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr.. , today (12 November) announced their commitment to promote and support a proposal to upgrade and join up various existing sections of promenade and cycleways to form a continuous route around the 22kms seafront ofDublin Bay.. "Dublin Bay is a marvellous amenity that would be the envy of any capital city.. It provides a sweeping and attractive vista, from Killiney Hill in the south, to Howth in the north.. It encompasses excellent beaches as well as important environmental conservation areas, and is an exciting recreational resource.. But the enjoyment of this great asset should be available not just to those directly engaged in water based sports and recreation activities, but to the wider community in Dublin, and the many tourists that flock to our city each year" said the Taoiseach.. "Some years ago, a number of individuals, private citizens, developed a vision.. They saw the potential that could be unlocked by upgrading and joining up the various existing stretches of walkways and cyclepaths around the bay, to form a continuous, integrated, 22 km long promenade and cycleway, of a consistently high standard.. If achieved, this would constitute one of the longest, if not the longest, urban seafront promenade in Europe, virtually level for its entire length.. These individuals, and here I must single out Michael Collins and Cyril Forbes in particular, expended considerable personal time and effort researching this project, pushing it forward, selling it to local authorities and other  ...   commitment to the project.. "This is a highly desirable project, which I am anxious to promote.. It is more complicated than perhaps might be anticipated at first sight, and several public bodies have a role to play in its delivery.. In some areas, there is the potential to link S2S with forthcoming public investment in necessary flood protection and water service works.. With five areas of ecological or ornithological importance, we must be very sensitive to potential environmental impacts.. There are technical and safety issues associated with works along the DART/railway line on the southside.. And of course, the interests and rights of private property holders along the seafront must be accommodated.. But I am satisfied that this project is achievable, and my Department will co-operate closely with the various bodies involved.. In this regard, I am delighted that Dublin City Council, in co-ordination with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, is commissioning feasibility and preliminary design studies for the provision of S2S in the two main gaps where no facilities currently exist – the Bull Island causeway to the Bull Wall, and Sandymount Strand to Dun Laoghaire pier.. I look forward to the outcome of this work, which will give us a more detailed appreciation of what is involved.. I also welcome the intention of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority to fund S2S works in the docklands area next year.. "This is a significant project, which will require considerable time and investment, but we are anxious to see it happen.. " continued the Minister.. "Without overreaching, it may even be possible in due course to see this integrated promenade and cycleway being extended into North Wicklow"..

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