A greenway was constructed between Clay Farm Phase 1 and Cruagh Wood to provide improved permeability and better access for pedestrian and cyclists in the area. The overall length of the 4 metre wide Greenway is 835m long, with 90m consisting of a boardwalk / bridge over an existing flooded plain and stream.The alternative journey distance by car, via Enniskerry Road, Kilgobbin Road and Ballyogan Road is roughly 3km.
The main objectives of the proposed Greenway are:
- To provide a safe pedestrian / cycle link for residents from the Cruagh Wood / Stepaside Park Residential Estates and the local communities around Stepaside Village area to Public Transport, (Luas), on Ballyogan Road and to the adjoining Leopardstown Shopping Centre, local National and Secondary schools and the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus.
- To encourage a modal shift away from cars to more sustainable transport modes for local residents
- To encourage an increase in walking and cycling leisure activities in the area along a calm and scenic avenue separated from the adjoining residential development
- To provide a pleasant link from Ballyogan Road to the Enniskerry Road and onward to the Dublin Mountains
The project was designed by Atkins. The project was tendered in July 2019 and Murphy International Ltd. were awarded the contract. Construction works commenced in August 2019 and are now complete.