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Active Travel

Active Travel

The Central Statistics Office National Travel Survey 2019 found that 29% of car journeys are under 2km. As the population of South Dublin grows, emissions from transport will also grow.

If we are serious about tackling climate change we need to get out of our private cars and walk, cycle or even scoot! In urban areas like South Dublin Active Travel offers real alternatives to driving.

A number of actions in our Climate Change Action Plan will deliver safer cycle lanes and walking routes making them a realistic and integral part of how people move around the County.

South Dublin County Council has prepared an ambitious programme of work, called Cycle South Dublin, which will see 63 projects deliver approximately 260km of space for cycling and walking.

The new routes will be well-designed, safe and well-connected for people of all ages and abilities.

The projects are broken into four Council led phases and include; improvements to the existing network; and then new schemes to be progressed in the following timescales NOW (within 2 years), SOON (within 5 years) and LATER (within 8 eight years). There would also be a fifth and separate phase of works to be delivered by the NTA via Bus Connects.

High profile projects such as the Dodder Greenway will be a 17km route linking Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in the City Centre to the entrance to the Bohernabreena reservoirs at Glenasmole, South Dublin. South Dublin County Council is responsible for delivering 14km of the scheme, from Bohernabreena Reservoir to Orwell Park in Rathfarnham and this is being done in several phases. The most recent section to be completed was from the City Weir in Firhouse to the Cherryfield Road Entrance at Firhouse Road.

For more information on the Dodder Greenway see here.