dlr Safe Walking & Cycling Routes Consultation

Closed 6 Nov 2020

Opened 25 Sep 2020

Results updated 14 Dec 2020

Report on the public engagement of the proposed Safe Walking and Cycling Routes published 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has published the public engagement reports on the three proposed New Safe Walking and Cycling Routes. This is the outcome of the Phase 1 non-statutory public engagement process, undertaken from Friday 25th September to Friday 6th November 2020. A total of 6,431 representations were submitted, reviewed and considered as part of the process. The consultation identified a significant level of support for the proposed measures. Of the 6,431 representations received, 63% confirmed their support for the proposals, whilst 35% did not support the proposals.

The following documents are now available here, representing the outcome of the Phase 1 public engagement process:

  • Submissions and Executive’s Recommendations – Summary Report
  • Submissions and Executive’s Recommendations – Full Detailed Report
  • Appendix A (List of Respondents who made Submissions)
  • Appendix B (List of Submissions including acknowledgement reference numbers)
  • Appendix C (Online Questionnaire)

The recommendations included in the above Reports will be implemented as part of Phase 2 of the project. It is proposed that the scheme will progress to the detailed design phase, with contractors and materials procured and measures implemented and constructed, at which point the pilot phase will commence in Autumn 2021. The pilot phase (Phase 2) will last for 6-months after which the routes will be assessed based on how people have experienced them.

Feedback from the public will be invited throughout Phase 2, further details will be shared in due course on the dedicated Active School Travel webpage: https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/environment/active-school-travel

If you wish to request a printed copy of any of the above documents please email us at info@dlrcoco.ie

We wish to thank everyone who made a submission.



Active School Travel - New Safe Walking and Cycling Routes

*The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5pm Fri 6 November*

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 your views matter

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:


Use the dlr Consultation Hub questionnaire here


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 5pm Friday 6 November


What happens next

This consultation has now closed.

The Council wishes to thank everyone who made a submission  to this public engagement process.

All submissions will be reviewed and will inform the next stages of the project.

Further updates on the proposed New Safe Walking and Cycling Routes will be posted on our website at https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/environment/active-school-travel


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