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Cherrywood to Rathmichael Manor: Rapid Build Cycle Scheme

Great news! DLR CoCo has proposed to construct a “rapid build” cycle scheme along the Bray Road (between Cherrywood Park access and Rathmichael Manor).

  • It’s the first phase of a two-phase scheme to connect Cherrywood with Shankill
  • Second phase proposed to route along Parc Na Silla Rise and through Falmore lands

I like this scheme because it speeds up the process of getting high quality walking and cycling infrastructure in the Killiney-Shankill ward of DLR CoCo. The council engineers, working with ARUP, have identified a section of active travel infrastructure to be provided with BusConnects and have improved the design with a two way cycle route and new crossings proposed as part of the scheme.

This diagram shows the active travel infrastructure to be delivered as part of BusConnects

Here’s what we’ll build in advance of BusConnects

It’s probably easier to understand looking at the visulations at street level.

Here’s Rathmichael Manor Now:

No safe crossing, no buffering between footpath and road

So much nicer!

Bray Road Cycle Track Now

Bray Road with two way cycle path
Bray Road (near BestDrive)
Bray Road with “Cycle Street” treatment. Cycle streets are generally cul de sacs used by few motorists and at low speeds making them suitable spaces to share the road with cyclists. The upgraded surface alerts drivers to be aware that they will be mixing with pedestrians, cyclists, people waiting at the bus stop etc and to take the necessary care and precaution.

Next steps, it’s a section 38 scheme so it won’t be voted on my councillors

  • Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994, non-statutory public consultation
  • Detailed Design
  • Tender and Contractor Procurement
  • Construction Phase

Here’s a map of the scheme