Rathcoole Village Scheme
The aim of Rathcoole Village Initiative as part of the South Dublin’s Active Travel was to aid in the revitalisation of the area from the point of view of improving public realm. This includes removing clutter, and improving traffic calming, accessibility, and safety for pedestrians.
A major feature of the scheme was to improve connectivity throughout the village for the community. The works involved were;
- Improved kerb alignment along Rathcoole Main Street
- Creation of a new footpath on the green at An Poitin Stil
- Public lighting upgrade to encourages the community to walk and cycle to the shops, schools, and residential areas through better infrastructure
- Historic drainage problems resolved through improvement of network
- New landscape features including pavement upgrade outside the Anglican church that helps bring a sleeker and safer look to the walkway. The upgrade includes new bollards, new paving, and new seating. The project helps to show off the beauty of the area, while making the pavement safer for pedestrians. including high spec paving, tactile paving, bollards, benches, and tree pits
The Part 8 planning application was passed in January 2015. Construction works commenced in September 2015 and was completed in April 2016.