15.11.2007 Galway City Council/Chomhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe have just published a public notice on a proposed Dedicated Bus Lane Outbound on the R338 Dublin Road. It will run from the Moneenageisha Cross (Ffrench Roundabout) to the Renmore Road signalised junction( traffic lights outside Duggan’s Shop) on the Outbound Carraigeway

Please click here to access the Public Notice on the Galway City Council Website.

The Bus Lane must be welcomed – only worry I have is that the Inbound Carraigway width on this section of road would be very narrow(From the Renmore Road signalised junction to the Moneenageisha Cross (Ffrench Roundabout) i.e the Huntsman Roundabout). Seems strange that they would not put in a Bus Lane on both sides of the road as it would be a continuation of Galways only Bus lane on the inbound carraigway?
If people have the time – I would recommend looking at the plans during the proposed times mentioned in the notice. The main issue for us is that we don’t have a repeat of the narrowing of the carraigeway that currently exists from the Renmore Road signalised junction to the GMIT(Skerrit Roundabout) on the Outbound Carraigeway. Remedial action will be taking place on this section of road to make it wider. The only specific scheme that has taken place in the last 5 years that I can think of that will be of benefit cyclists in Galway City. Re this scheme it would be a lot better to get it done right in the first instance rather than getting remdial action after it is constructed