nope, drove it on sunday to see how far along it is. been avoiding it by bike for a long time now. still a lot of work to be done near both the wooden bridge and the causeway at st annes park.
Yep, bit of degradation in a few other places too.
How long has it taken to get the 2km section done, about 8 years now?
Anyone seriously considering the entire S2S will be completed in their lifetimes is in lala land.
'was getting worried the new saddle wasn't going to work out
Had a drive along the route during the week, I would think a month max and it will be all done, I am presuming it will just link up with the existing track after the wooden bridge, tidy up all the compound around St Annes Park and that will be that. I am impressed with it so far and look forward to cycling along it during the summer, my concerns though are some people will park their cars either on the track itself or on the road interferring with cars, I presume Gardaí will be heavy handed policing it to begin with.
Yes, it links up from the pedestrian crossing after the wooden bridge..
I highly doubt anyone would park on that cycle track, if they did I would phone the local Gards and tell them to call a tow-truck!
The water mains laid underneath it have been the major delay due to pressure tests etc.
That's only a recent delay and not the majority contributor to the overall delay
Yes and No. I wouldn't necessarily consider optimism on S2S being built in a life time to be foolish, although I thoroughly understand your scepticism . Pressure tests are a recent delay but can There has been a definite albeit unquantifiable delay by the water mains addendum To this project from the start. My opinion is that
Things have changed in the last 8 years. There are far far more cyclists now and slowly but surely that is trickling up in the political machinations of dublin . Make no mistake. When these things happen linearity tends to go out the window.
I'm optimistic . When your middle management are wobbling there way around Wicklow in Lycra with the rest of us then You know Dylan was right ,the times they are a changin.
2013: My first post opening this thread (the 2km small section was due to start a few months later after a DECADE of delays)
.. zoom 4 years ahead...
2017: 2km *almost* complete
2021: another 2km done if we're lucky...
OK maybe I was exaggerating a little... it'll probably be done in our lifetimes... we'll get a nice view from the armchair in the retirement home.
Even the website dedicated to the project has given up (last article back in November 2015, apart from a minor article about electric bikes since: http://s2s.ie/news/)
They did complete the road-upgrade part of the 2km stretch in record time once construction started. Only about 6 weeks?
Now the staff have dwindled to 5-10% perhaps to work on finishing the bike-path stretch hence why it will probably be May before it opens.
Last I heard was that this would open before the end of March. Another missed deadline from DCC.
That water main has still to go from the Causeway to Baldoyle Rd.
S2S is a small voluntary group that came up with the initial concept of a coastal walking/cycling route around the bay and has been lobbying for this ever since. It was very active last autumn and arranged a number of well attended meetings to explain and discuss the proposed section of the route from Ringsend to Seapoint. It subsequently made a detailed submission to the NTA welcoming the coastal section to Merrion Gates and objecting to the inland Merrion Road section.
I fully agree that the length of time taken to complete the Dollymount gap has been ridiculous and reflects badly on all involved, both in the public and private sectors. Hopefully lessons will be learned - otherwise the much longer southside sections and the East Wall will take forever.