Covid-19 Public Realm Works
The schemes and projects listed below will form part of the County-wide plan of temporary measures to address the challenges in the public realm resulting from Covid-19 related to public health and safety, mobility and to support the recovery of the local economy.
Two-way segregated cycle lane from Blackrock to Dún Laoghaire, one-way system for vehicles
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been assessing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and identifying public realm and mobility interventions needed to safely reopen our county. A new plan by the Council, ‘Coastal Mobility Interventions’, is aimed at promoting and facilitating a necessary shift to walking and cycling along the strategic coastal transport corridor within our county.
This plan features the installation of a new 3.6 km section of temporary, segregated 2-way cycleway from Newtown Avenue in Blackrock via Seapoint Avenue, through Dún Laoghaire to Sandycove and the Forty Foot bathing area. Space for vehicles will come in the form of a reallocation of road space, by the introduction of a one-way system for vehicles, specifically on Seapoint Avenue, Queen’s Road, Windsor Terrace and Marine Parade.
Full Details here: Coastal Mobility Interventions
One-Way Traffic System in Blackrock Village
dlr and the Blackrock Business & Community Network have been working in partnership to create a design for a re-imagined public space in Blackrock Village. We want to ensure we can provide a safe and welcoming place for residents, businesses and visitors and help re-open Blackrock Village as our society gets on the path to recovery following the impact from Covid-19. We will be temporarily introducing a one-way traffic system in Blackrock Village to allow greater space for pedestrians.
Dundrum Village mobility works
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the National Transport Authority are working closing to create an inviting public space that will help to make visiting, shopping or spending time in Dundrum Village a safe and enjoyable experience. These measures form our response to the Covid-19 crisis and will facilitate safe physical distancing, mobility and support businesses reopening.
In partnership we plan to carry out temporary changes to the public realm and mobility interventions in Dundrum Village, including a temporary one-way traffic system on sections of Main St./Sandyford Road in the village and the reallocation of road space for the safety and benefit of pedestrians, cyclists and local businesses.
More here: https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/news/general-news-public-notices-press-releases/dlr-create-safe-and-inviting-public-space-dundrum
Protected Cycle Schemes
A new form of quick-build ‘protected cycle scheme’ is being developed by the NTA using a kerb upstand for segregation. Two routes have been identified in the County to pilot this new form of segregation. Should these pilot schemes be successful then it is likely that there would be further roll out of such measures on other routes around the County. The benefit of the new form of segregation is that the kerb upstand can be installed relatively quickly. It is expected that these works would commence in June and that Councillors will be provided further information on the initiative in the Dundrum Area Committee Meeting on 3rd June. The two initial pilot locations are:
Cycle Parking Locations
Dundrum 23 stands (46 cycle parking spaces)
- Lower Kilmacud Road – 10 (near Stillorgan shopping centre – 6 new cycle stands)
- Lower Kilmacud Road – 5 (near Fruit Shop)
- Nutgrove Avenue – 3 near the shops (west of Loreto Row)
- Beaumont Avenue – 5 near the Bottle Tower
Dún Laoghaire 49 stands (98 cycle parking spaces)
- Kill Lane (Deans Grange) - 4 (near Pharmacy)
- Seapoint Avenue – 20 near Brighton Vale
- Seapoint Avenue – 15 near the Sailing Club
- Vico Road – 10 near White Rock
Segregation for Cyclists at Junctions
The Council is planning to install flexible bollards at a number of junctions around the County with a view to providing segregation for cyclists approaching junctions. The initial junctions where light segregation will be provided using flexible bollards are shown below, and maps are provided in the 'Related Documents' section on this page. Works on installing these measures will start next week and we are examining other locations for the roll out of similar measures.
- Kilmacud Road Lower/Eden and Drummartin Road junction
- Blackthorn Road and Blackthorn Drive (near the Beacon Hospital)
- Blackthorn Road / Blackthorn Drive / Benildus Avenue Junction
- Churchtown Road / Beaumont Avenue Junction
- Barton Road East / Balinteer Road Junction
See the 'Related Documents' section on this page for further details of the locations and schematic of proposed measures.
Ongoing Cycling Infrastructure Projects
dlr received a funding allocation of €10 million from the NTA for cycling infrastructure projects in 2020 and progress continues with these schemes. The following projects are currently under construction:
A further 12 other cycling infrastructure improvement schemes are progressing through the various stages of design and the Council is examining opportunities to fast-track elements of this programme for earlier implementation.