Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is proposing to develop the “DLR Connector”, walking, cycling and public realm improvement scheme, which would connect neighbourhoods and villages East to West across the county through a safe, accessible and attractive walking and cycling route with public realm and greening improvements.
To ensure the route is designed with the insights of the local communities along the route in mind, we are launching a thorough PRE-DESIGN community engagement programme, made up of:
● a community survey
● an informational webinar (held on December 8th)
● a series of neighbourhood-based workshops to gather local input on the design from impacted residents, business owners and youth. (held in early January)
Pre-Design Consultation Report 2022:
The project survey received 320 total responses from November 2021 to January 2022. Respondents hailed from across the route area in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, with neighbourhoods like Barton Rd East / Ballinteer, Monkstown and Deansgrange fielding the highest number of responses.
Scroll to the end to read the detailed report.
Workshops conducted in January 2022:
We held a series of neighbourhood workshops in early January on the below dates:
● January 5th (Wed) → West of N11 Zoom Workshop
● January 6th (Thurs) → West of N11 Zoom Workshop
● January 11th (Tues) → East of N11 Zoom Workshop
● January 12th (Wed) → East of N11 Zoom Workshop
Please note that the in-person workshops are cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, hence we request interested participants to register for online workshop.
We also held be a series of workshops for businesses and disability advocates, which were organised directly with representative bodies.
On the 8th of December, we held a Zoom Webinar (with over 45 attendees) to provide further information about the project, its goals, and to launch our pre-design community engagement programme. The Webinar included presentations from Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, DBFL Consulting Engineers and Connect the Dots, as well as a Q&A session and a series of Zoom Polls of attendees.
Click here to see the webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCnbZwQelKU
On December 15th and 17th, we held a series of youth workshops with over 60 TY students at Oatlands College and St Raphaela’s Secondary School in the Stillorgan area.
Thank you to both schools for graciously hosting us and thanks to the students – who told us about how they currently get around their areas; what kinds of transportation they prefer; what types of infrastructure makes them feel safe and comfortable; and much more!
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