In Dundrum Village we are also liaising closely with community, business groups, Gardaí and the National Transportation Authority (NTA) as we plan to create an inviting public space that will help to make visiting, shopping or spending time in Dundrum Village a safe and enjoyable experience. Plans include a temporary one-way traffic system on sections of Main St./Sandyford Road in the village and the reallocation of road space for the safety and benefit of pedestrians, cyclists and local businesses. These necessary changes to the public realm in the Village will facilitate safe physical distancing, mobility and support businesses reopening. Street landscaping and furniture will also be introduced in the area to make it a place to have the space to rest and enjoy safely.
We are aiming to promote the switch to active modes of walking and cycling to help meet the transport needs for Dundrum Village. It is expected that there will be minor alterations to certain bus routes, but we are working with the NTA to ensure minimal impact on public transport serving the village.
Two way cycle lane from Blackrock to Sandycove
As part of the plan to improve the public realm in the County there will also be works commencing in July to create a segregated two-way cycle lane between Blackrock and Sandycove along our coast via Seapoint Avenue. To accommodate this vehicle traffic along parts of the coast road will be rerouted on a one-way system towards the city. The idea is to allow people more transport options and create space and usability of the route for all ages and abilities. It is envisaged that these temporary measures will remain in place as long as we are dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions, which may be a matter of months or even longer. For more information on these and other initiatives please see our website www.dlrcoco.ie or any of our social media channels in the coming weeks.
We are actively looking at other villages and locations within dlr and engaging with communities and businesses whereby we can improve our public realm in order to allow our citizens to move around safely, to shop, rest and enjoy our public spaces.