Clonskeagh Road Revised Pedestrian and Cycle Improvements- UCD to Clonskeagh Bridge

Closed 19 Nov 2020

Opened 20 Oct 2020

Overview

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, is currently preparing plans to carry out pedestrian and cycle improvements on Clonskeagh Road from UCD at the junction with Annsbrook to the Clonskeagh Bridge at the Beech Hill Road junction. The scheme aims to improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists along Clonskeagh Road from UCD to the proposed Dodder Greenway.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Traffic & Road Safety Section, undertook a non-statutory public consultation for the above scheme between July 3 and August 14th, 2020 with 264 responses received via the dlr Consultation Hub. A report on the public consultation was brought to the Dundrum Area Committee on October 5th and this is available at the following link; https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com.  A further briefing on the scheme was held with Councillors on October 14th, 2020.

Scheme Update

Two main issues arose during the public consultation process. Concerns were raised that the width of the cycle track on Clonskeagh Road at the junction Beech Hill Road was not in accordance with the national cycle manual and the cycle track widths were not adequate for the volume of cyclists on the road. Cars also queuing to turn right into Whitebeam Road was also raised as an issue that often resulted in conflict between cyclists and cars at the junction  Arising from there two issues, two material changes have been proposed for the scheme:

-        On Clonskeagh Road approaching the junction with Beech Hill Road, reduce the number of traffic lanes from two lanes to one lane. The right turn into Beech Hill will be maintained.  This will allow for the provision of 2.0m wide cycle tracks and footpaths on both sides of Clonskeagh Road.

-         Introduce a ‘No Entry’ into Whitebeam Road from Clonskeagh Road for safety reasons. It will also reduce the volume of through traffic on Whitebeam Road.  

Why We Are Consulting

The Council are seeking further views from the public on these two issues. A Public consultation is being held on the scheme from October 23th to November 19th, 2020

Submissions and observations can also be made in writing to –

Senior Engineer, Traffic & Road Safety  Section, Municipal Services Department, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin.

or via e-mail to info@dlrcoco.ie or by logging onto www.dlrcoco.ie

Observations should be clearly marked ‘Clonskeagh Road Cycle Improvement Scheme (UCD to Clonskeagh Bridge) – Scheme Update'.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is November 19th, 2020 at 12noon.

What Happens Next

Further to this Public Consultation, a report will be brought back to the Dundrum Area Committee meeting in November.

Areas

  • Dundrum Electoral Area

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Smarter Travel