Safe and Quiet Streets: Seafield Estate
The Safe and Quiet Streets design process is being undertaken for the Seafield Estate after it was nominated by the Seafield Residents Association to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCC).
The Council launched the Safe & Quiet Streets initiative to work with local communities to design residential spaces across the county. The aim was to develop a resident-led street design, focused on people rather than vehicles would lead to outcomes of safer space. Spaces where residents feel are able to walk, cycle and wheel, streets where children can play and residents can come together, where air quality and biodiversity are increased, and noise pollution is reduced.
The process consists of three key stages:
1. Selection of suitable sites
2. Consultation with the community
3. Implementing measures on the ground
Below is a graphical representation of the voting results on the Seafield Safe & Quiet Streets Concept Design that took place on Sep 2022, with 71% of the community voting in favour of the proposals.
The number one issue identified by residents was speeding traffic through the estate. Measures being proposed aim to combat speeding traffic and rat-running, and to make it safer for active travel (walking / Cycling). But overall the project aims to make Seafield an even better place to live.
In addition Seafield Committee and DLRCC held meetings with the Businesses in Seafield Park and agreed 17 parking spaces to be provided (spring 2022). In January 2022 Zoom meeting held with DLRCC County Councillors In late March 2022 meetings held with the Montara Group (Glenomena/Trimelston/Woodbine) to discuss the proposals, in particular closing off of Seafield Close and Glenomena Park). A compromise was achieved to create a pinch point at this junction.
This is an NTA-funded project, with an allocated budget of 200,000 euros.
Permits for on-street car parking facilitate on-street parking for a duration greater than the 3-hour limit. However, it does not guarantee parking directly outside each residence.
The finalised layout will undergo a Road Safety Audit (RSA).
The civil works should take approx. 4 weeks.