A group representing some residents has welcomed a decision by the High Court to grant a stay against work on Dublin City Council's plan for a cycle path on Strand Road, Sandymount.

A one-way system on the road was to come into effect on Monday to trial the two-lane cycle path but this will no longer happen.

The stay application was brought by Independent Councillor Mannix Flynn and local resident Peter Carvill.

The Serpentine Tritonville Claremount (STC) residents group claimed the route would result in major changes to traffic patterns around Sandymount with "serious implications for residents, businesses and sports clubs in the Dublin 4 vicinity".

STC said that closing the northbound lane to allow for the cycle path would displace thousands of people onto residential streets every day.

Mr Carvill said an environmental impact assessment of the route is also required.

"We believe the council should not be permitted to act first and assess later. No independent body has ever adjudicated on the council's decision that no Environmental Impact Assessment is required," Mr Carvill said.

The STC group said a cycle path should, instead, be built on a boardwalk over the sea side of Strand Road in Sandymount as opposed to on the road itself. 

Mr Carvill called on the council to revisit the 2015 S2S Sutton-to-Sandycove proposal.

Dublin City Council said it is still committed to undertaking the Strand Road trial to "provide safe protected cycle facilities for all ages" and to "improve the area for pedestrians".

However, it was not able to say when this could now take place.

"We are very disappointed at not being able, at this stage, to put in place these facilities where none exist at present," it concluded.