Sandyford Business District- Cycle Route Improvements

Closed 17 Sep 2021

Opened 18 Aug 2021


Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, is carrying out walking and cycling improvements in the Sandyford Business District on Burton Hall Road, Blackthorn Road and Carmanhall Road.

The Council’s Traffic & Road Safety Section is undertaking a Non-Statutory Public Consultation for the above Scheme and welcomes all submissions and observations on the scheme as proposed. The scheme is being prepared in accordance with Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994.

Why your views matter

In line with the requirements of the National Cycle Manual (NCM) and the Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets (DMURS), the main works to be carried out as part of the proposed scheme include the following:

  • The provision of raised and adjacent cycle tracks on both sides of Burton Hall Road, Blackthorn Road and Carmanhall Road in accordance with the NCM. The development of segregation and physical protection will provide a safer environment for cyclists.
  • The provision of a traffic signalised junction at Carmanhall Road and Blackthorn Road junction.
  • Crossings at some junctions are to be upgraded to toucan crossings to allow bicycles to use the signalised crossings where appropriate.
  • Tightened corner radii at junctions and side roads.
  • Left turn slips and pedestrian refuge islands removed in accordance with DMURS.
  • Widened footpaths and increased pedestrian space.
  • Increased area available for landscaping and retention of as many existing trees as possible. Areas have been identified for potential new tree planting to compensate for any losses.
  • The existing on-street car parking spaces will be maintained where possible, with some car parking to be removed on Carmanhall Road.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council are seeking views from the public to help inform the scheme design. A Non-Statutory Public Consultation is being held on the scheme from 18th August 2021 to 17th September 2021 (4 weeks).

Submissions and observations can be made by logging onto and visiting the Public Consultation Hub. 

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 17th September 2021.

What happens next

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


  • Dundrum Electoral Area


  • All residents


  • Traffic Management