Seven walking and cycle routes are planned for “rapid development” by Dublin City Council, according to the Monthly Management Report for September 2022.
The first seven interim schemes where the “design of interim measures for segments of these corridors is now underway”:
- Suir Rd to Thomas St via James Walk, Forbes Lane, Marrowbone Lane & Thomas Court
- Kimmage Rd West to Clogher Rd via Lorcan O Toole Rd, Stannaway Rd, Sundrive Rd & Rutland Ave.
- Tonglegee Rd, Kilbarrack Rd, Oscar Traynor Rd.
- Ratoath Road & Cappagh Rd
- Howth Rd, from Station Rd to James Larkin Rd
- North Circular Road
- Merrion Square West, Ely Place & Hume St
The work is part of what the council is calling its Walk-Wheel-Cycle Network project. Plans are set to be presented to councillors and then put out to non-statutory public consultation.
The report, which was presented to councillors for their monthly meeting last night, said: “There is an emphasis on the rapid development of safer facilities on the core walk-wheel-cycle network. The team working on the delivery of interim schemes is headed by a Senior Engineer.”
“To date, assessments have been completed on seven corridors. The design of interim measures for segments of these corridors is now underway. The detailed proposals will be presented to the relevant Area Committees during September and October 2022. This will be followed by non-statutory public consultation,” the report said.
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The report also outlined how the Active Travel Office has hired four more members of staff in August.
Permanent projects under the Active Travel Office
The report also said that the Clontarf to City Centre Cycle and Bus Project work is “progressing well and works will be scaled up from this September following the implementation of the diversion of some of the city bound traffic.”
The report said that the much delayed Royal Canal Phase 3 has been given approval by the National Transport Authority to proceed to construction and, that following this, the Active Travel Office “will be finalising the contractor selection process during this month.”
Work on the Dodder Greenway, between Herbert Park to Donnybrook, is planned “to commence later this month” and a communication plan for the projects proceeding to construction will also be implemented including a leaflet drop, the report said.
The report added: “A number of permanent schemes are at various stages of planning and design. A detailed update on these will be provided in the quarterly report to be issued next month.”
The report also outlined how the Active Travel Office has presented to councillors of the Local Area Committees for the Central, South East and North West areas in July, and is to present to the two remaining Local Area Committees this month. The presentations cover the Active Travel Network and specific schemes for individual areas.