Kieran Binchy – working to make Docklands a better place for you

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South Docklands councillor Kieran Binchy

Councillor Kieran Binchy lives in Windmill Lane in Dublin 2. He has consistently worked for better and smarter urban living, with compact communities and good public transport and bicycle infrastructure.

  • Kieran led a successful campaign to open the Grand Canal Marina after seven years of neglect, bringing new life to the area.

 

  • Kieran worked to convert the dangerous Liffey cycle lane (from Beckett Bridge to Talbot Bridge) into a safe two-way protected lane (coming later in 2014). Kieran supported the new Grand Canal Cycleway, and worked to ensure that it respected pedestrian safety.

 

  • Kieran tackled anti-social behaviour around the Canal Basin during the summer, leading to an active garda presence and a safe and successful summer for residents and businesses.

 

  • Kieran worked with the Council Traffic Section to change the timings of traffic lights at the Pearse St/Macken St junction and on Cardiff Lane, and continues to seek better traffic solutions for the Pearse St/Macken St junction.

 

  • He has worked with the DDDA and with the Council to address issues with parking and lighting in the area.

 

  • As a member of the Traffic and Transport Committee, Councillor Kieran Binchy campaigned for three years for the expansion of the Dublin Bikes scheme into the Docklands. The expansion arrived in Spring 2014.

 

  • Kieran campaigned for the winding up of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) and introduced a new strategic development that will allow the DDDA to be abolished. It will also attract investment and ensure sensible and realistic development for the next phase of the development of the area.