Milltown Road- Dodder Walk to Dundrum Road Active Travel scheme

Closes 15 Mar 2024

Opened 8 Feb 2024

Overview

 

 

Dublin City Council would like to invite the public to have their say on plans for the Milltown Road Active Travel Project, extending 1.0km from Dodder Walk to Dundrum Road. The scheme is one of the many projects being implemented as part of the City Council’s Active Travel Network.

During the lifetime of the programme, the Network will grow from its existing 10km to a connected network of 310km across the city. This will enhance quality of life by improving access, connectivity and sustainable mobility for all, while reducing transport related carbon emissions.

Dodder Walk to Dundrum Road has been identified as a suitable location for rapid build walking and cycling facilities. It will facilitate a continuous route along the Dodder corridor in advance of the Dodder Greenway project.

When complete, the Dodder Greenway will deliver 24km of high quality active travel facilities along the Dodder River from the sea to the mountains through Dublin City Council, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and South Dublin County Council.

 

About the Scheme

Dodder Walk to Nine Arches Bridge

A two-way segregated cycle facility will be provided on the southern side of Milltown Road from Dodder Walk to west of the Nine Arches Bridge. The junctions at Dodder Walk, South Hill Road and Churchtown Road will be upgraded. To facilitate the scheme between South Hill Road and the Dropping Well, public lighting columns will be relocated, existing ESB overhead cables will be grounded and the existing trees will be replaced with mature native species on the northern side. A new Toucan Crossing will be provided at the existing western entrance to Shanagarry Park allowing access to Richmond Avenue South and Milltown Luas Station. Contraflow cycling will be introduced on Richmond Avenue South. Existing bus stops will be maintained along the route.

Nine Arches Bridge to Dundrum Road

The existing one-way cycle lanes on Milltown Road from the Nine Arches Bridge to the Dundrum Road will be upgraded to a raised cycle track which will be kerb separated from vehicles with a 60mm kerb between cyclists and pedestrians. A new toucan crossing will be provided at the existing eastern entrance to Shanagarry Park allowing access to the Packhorse Bridge and the south side of the River Dodder and the Dodder Trail. Existing Bus stops will be maintained along this section. A protected priority junction will be provided at the junction of Milltown Road and Dundrum Road

Scheme Benefits 

  • Provide quality, protected cycling facilities to cater for all ages and abilities
  • Facilitate a more active lifestyle for all ages bringing multiple benefits for physical and mental wellbeing
  • Provide improved pedestrian and cycle facilities at Dodder Walk, South Hill Road, Churchtown Road Lower and Dundrum Road Junctions

 

Why your views matter

The DCC Active Travel Programme Office are carrying out this non-statutory public consultation from the February 8th 2024- March 15th 2024. The purpose of the consultation is to inform the public of the key features of the Milltown Road-Dodder Walk to Dundrum Road Active Travel Scheme and to gather any comments or observations

Design drawings are available for viewing during the consultation period at:

  • Dublin City Council, Block 1, Floor 0, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08RF3F
  • Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, D06 K2K6
  • www.dublincity.ie/activetravel

Please find additional information on the scheme at the end of this page.

Design drawings are available for viewing during the consultation period at: 

  • Dublin City Council, Block 1, Floor 0, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08RF3F
  • Rathmines Library, 157 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, D06 K2K6 n
  • www.dublincity.ie/activetravel
  • Please find at the end of this page additional information on the scheme including Information Leaflet, Design Drawings and accessible descriptions of the proposals

If you have particular suggestions or comments on the proposals we would welcome your views. Submissions may be made by one of the following methods:

  • Filling out the online survey below
  • By emailing activetraveloffice@dublincity.ie with subject: Milltown Road- Dodder Walk to Dundrum Road 
  • By post to Active Travel Programme Office, Dublin City Council, Cavendish House, Block D, Arran Court, Arran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 H5CH

Please note that this is a consultation on the Milltown Road Dodder Walk to Dundrum Road Active Travel scheme only, and future consultations will address proposals for the remaining sections of the Dodder Greenway project as the design progresses.

Give us your views

Events

  • Public Information Session

    From 22 Feb 2024 at 16:00 to 22 Feb 2024 at 19:00

    Members of the community are invited to drop in to view the project proposals and meet the design team. 4-7pm on the 22nd of February 2024 in in Milltown Parish
    Hall, Milltown Road, Dublin 6 D06 Y7T3. All are welcome

Areas

  • Dublin 14

Audiences

  • All citizens

Interests

  • Pedestrian Movement