South Dublin County Council are proposing the construction of a cycle route from Tallaght to Ballyboden. Funding to progress the project to Part 8 stage in 2012 was received from the National Transport Authority.
The route is a 5km strategic cycle link between Tallaght and Ballyboden in South Dublin County that will link residential communities in Tallaght, Ballycullen, Firhouse, Knocklyon and Ballyboden to the wider city network. A spur will extend the route to Old Bawn Local Centre (facilitating local journeys) and completing a link to the high quality cycle route that exists on Firhouse Road.
En route the proposals will include improved environmental conditions with off-road cycle facilities on the Old Bawn Road between N81 and Old Bawn Local Centre, Knocklyon Road, Templeroan Road, a new shared route through Dodder Valley Park with public lighting; new cycle / pedestrian bridge over the Dodder River, new crossing at Firhouse Rd; new crossing on Ballycullen Rd; and junction improvements at Scholarstown Roundabout and Ballyboden Roundabout.