Active Travel: Rochestown Avenue Part 8 Active Travel Scheme

Closed 26 Jul 2023

Opened 14 Jun 2023

Feedback updated 20 Oct 2023

We asked

DLR invited submissions to the Rochestown Avenue Active Travel Scheme, a walking and cycling facilities improvement project, which aims to enhance the safety conditions and attractiveness of Rochestown Avenue. The proposed scheme will upgrade the pedestrian and cycle infrastructure along 2.2 km of road from Bakers Corner to the Graduate Roundabout; the urban realm will also be improved with new hard and soft landscaping, wildflower planting, SuDS measures and some street furniture close to the National Rehabilitation Hospital. 

You said

There was a total of 248 submissions received within the statutory consultation period. These comprised 205 submissions through the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Citizen Space Hub 35 written submissions by email/letter and 8 submissions filled in person at the drop-in info session. 

We did

DLR has reviewed all the feedback and comments received. The Chief Executive’s Report on the Public Consultation was brought to the Elected Members.  Councillors noted the report and its recommendations with a minor amendment suggested to the design of the Rochestown Avenue/Pottery Road junction. The Part 8 with the minor amendment was adopted by resolution at the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Meeting on September 11th 2023. The Chief Executive’s Report (including EIA & AA Screening Reports), Determinations and Amended drawings, are available below.  

Results updated 20 Oct 2023





Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is proposing to install high-quality pedestrian and cycling infrastructure to improve safety and promote active travel on Rochestown Avenue (R828), Dún Laoghaire.  

The proposed scheme will provide safe, continuous and consistent walking and cycling infrastructure along 2.2 km of road from Bakers Corner to the Graduate Roundabout; the urban realm will also be improved with new hard and soft landscaping, wildflower planting, SuDS measures and some street furniture and incidental play area close to the National Rehabilitation Hospital.  

The project consists of: 

  • Implement a 3.0m wide two-way cycle track running on the northern side of Rochestown Avenue, with footpaths on both the northern and southern sides of the road.  

  • Removal of the existing left turn slip lane westbound from Rochestown Avenue onto Pottery Road and implementation of a signalised 3-arm junction at this location with rationalised and shorter crossings points for pedestrians  

  • Upgrading of existing signalised junctions to provide safer pedestrian and cycle crossings including junctions with Pottery Road, Sallynoggin Road, Johnstown Road, Rochestown Park and Granitefield.  

  • New pedestrian crossings are provided at the entrance to Grangewood, Sefton, Pearse Park, the eastern end of Pearse Park and Glenview.  

  • Safer pedestrian crossing across all the access roads along the scheme with high-quality surfaces free of trip hazards and removed level differences between pedestrian areas.  

  • Introduction of a shared pedestrian and cycling path with new public lighting across Pearse Park. 

The scheme ties in at the western end with the proposed DLRCC DL Central Active Travel Scheme at the junction between Rochestown Avenue and Kill Avenue and at the eastern end with the existing layout at the Graduate Roundabout.  

The total length of the proposed development is 2.2km of the road surface. 


Please scroll to the end of the page to view the reports, drawings, and photomontages related to this scheme.   

Why your views matter

The Council are seeking views from the public to help inform the scheme design. A public consultation is being held on the scheme from 14th June to 26th July 2023. 

Submissions and observations can be made: 

  • Via Citizenspace:  Please scroll to the bottom of the page to fill out the survey. 
  • Via e-mail to
  • By post to DLRCC – Civic Hub: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co.Dublin, A96 K6C9

Observations should be clearly marked, 'Rochestown Avenue Active Travel Scheme’ 

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 26th July 2023. 

Drawings, full plans and particulars are also available for inspection at the following location: 

  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, A96 K6C9 (Planning Counter Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10 am- 4:00 pm, Sat and Sun Closed) 

  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Dundrum Office Park, Main Street, Dundrum, 
    Dublin 14 (Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm excluding Bank holidays)  

Drop-In Information Session – Thursday 22nd June 2023, 4 to 8 pm. 

A drop-in information session is also available on 22nd JUNE 2023, 4 to 8 pm at Rochestown Suite of Rochestown Lodge Hotel, Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, A96 ETY8. 

You can come along to view the drawings and ask questions to the Design team. All are welcome. 

Please register your interest by clicking here: Registration link 


Data Protection Notice  

Any personal data supplied as part of this Public Consultation process shall be processed in accordance with the principles laid out in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Personal data is any information that can identify a living individual. These laws exist to ensure that your data is managed safely and used responsibly. Any information, which you submit will be kept securely and will not be disclosed or shared with other parties (unless required by law or stated in our privacy policy).  

The information gathered will only be used for this purpose and will not be used for any other purposes. You can access the Council’s Data Privacy Statement here.  

Please note: pursuant to Article 83(2) of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended a copy of your submission or observation will be available for inspection or purchase by others. Please ensure that no vexatious, defamatory or confidential information, including confidential information relating to a third party (in respect of which the third party has not, expressly, or impliedly in the circumstances, consented to its disclosure) is included in your submission. 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Customer Charter: Customer’s Role 

As stated in our DLRCC Customer Service Action Plan 2017-2020 (Appendix 2 -Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Customer Charter): 

“Just as the Customer is entitled to the highest level of customer service, Councillors and members of staff should receive the same levels of respect and courtesy from the Customer.” 

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