South Dublin County Council, in association with the National Transport Authority (NTA), is proposing short walking and cycling routes to serve local neighbourhoods across the County.
The Esker route is one of a series of these routes. These community links will create more sustainable local neighbourhoods with direct pedestrian and cycle links to popular local destinations. The aim is to encourage people to leave the car at home for local trips by bringing more households within walking and cycling distance to local amenities in accordance with the policies of the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the County Development Plan 2010 - 2016.
In the Esker project, it is proposed to construct a pedestrian and cycle link along the line of the Esker, a route which is used as an existing pedestrian shortcut. The project will provide a connection between Griffeen Road and Ballyowen Road (R136). The route will greatly reduce the walking and cycling distance to the Ballyowen local centre, Griffeen local centre and local amenities for households in the area.