dlr Safe Walking & Cycling Routes Consultation

Closes 6 Nov 2020

Opened 25 Sep 2020

Overview

Active School Travel - New Safe Walking and Cycling Routes
 

As part of the Active School Travel initiative launched in August 2020, the Council has launched public engagement on three new pilot safe routes, to upgrade and connect the existing walking and cycling network in the County. These new, consolidated routes totalling approximately 20 kilometres in length, are aimed at encouraging increased walking and cycling to school, and for wider use by the general public.

Phase 1 of this project is an engagement process, taking place from 25 September to 6 November 2020. As part of this process, we invite your feedback on the proposed routes, as shown on the maps in the Information and Engagement Booklet included here, to help inform Phases 2 and 3 of the project.

The documents relating to this public engagement process are linked in the "Related" section at the bottom of this page.  

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council welcomes all submissions and observations on the proposed new safe walking and cycling routes.
 

Project Details

The Sea to Mountains route will link east to west across the County. Starting at Blackrock Dart Station, crossing the N11 to Deerpark. It will then continue south linking to the Sandyford Cycle Route and Kilmacud Luas Stop and on to the Slang River Greenway and Wicklow Way.

The Park to Park route will link north to south across the county. Starting at the coast at Blackrock Dart Station then joining to the existing pathways in Rockfield Park. From there it will continue south along Deansgrange Road linking to the Loughlinstown to Deansgrange Greenway and ending by linking south to the coast.

The Mountains to Metals route will link east west across the county. Starting at the Sandyford Cycle Route, linking to the Sea to Mountains Route, the route also links up to the Park to Park route, north through residential areas and new developments and on to the Metals.
 

The proposed routes aim to connect quiet residential streets with existing safe walking and cycling infrastructure, to create a joined-up network.

The majority of the proposed interventions to form these connected routes, will consist of wayfinding markings and signs on streets and on existing cycle and walking paths.
 

At key places and to allow a connected safe network, some physical interventions are proposed, which include:

  • changes to existing road crossings and junctions to increase safety for cycling and walking;
  • new protected cycle paths;
  • changes to traffic movements.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council are seeking views and feedback from the public to help inform Phases 2 and 3 of the project. This current public engagement stage (Phase 1) is taking place from Friday 25 September up to and including Friday 6 November 2020.

Feedback can be given in the following ways:

Online:

Use the dlr Consultation Hub questionnaire here

Post:

Active School Travel Project,

Infrastructure and Climate Change Department,

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council,

County Hall,

Marine Road,

Dún Laoghaire

Observations should be clearly marked ‘Active School Travel’.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday 6 November

 

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Road Safety
  • Cycling
  • Smarter Travel
  • Road Network