Transportation Infrastructure

Public Engagement on New Safe Walking and Cycling Routes

Monday, October 19, 2020
dlr County
Intro Text 

Three new pilot routes to upgrade and connect the existing walking and cycling network in the County

The period for public engagement on the proposed New Safe Walking & Cycling Routes has been extended by 2 weeks: up to and including 5pm on Friday 6th November, 2020. This is to facilitate requests from members of the public and local residents in the vicinity of the proposed routes.

As part of the Active School Travel initiative launched in August 2020, the Council has launched public engagement on three new pilot safe routes to upgrade and connect the existing walking and cycling network in the County. These new, consolidated routes totalling approximately 20 kilometres in length are aimed at encouraging increased walking and cycling to school, and for wider use by the general public.

Maps and a description of the three pilot routes are included in the Information and Engagement Booklet which is available here.

Phase 1 of this project is being undertaken up to and including Friday 6th November, 2020. As part of this process, we invite your feedback on the proposed routes, as shown on the maps in the Information and Engagement Booklet, to help inform Phases 2 and 3 of the project. 


Feedback can be given in the following ways, quoting ‘Active School Travel’:



Use the dlr Consultation Hub available here



Active School Travel Project,

Infrastructure and Climate Change Department,

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council,

County Hall,

Marine Road,

Dún Laoghaire

A96 K6C9


The Council’s Privacy Statement is available HERE.


Speaking of the launch An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Una Power, said:

"The Active School Travel initiative has resulted in significant interest from schools, parents, and children in increasing cycling and walking to school. Since schools across the County have reopened, it has been very encouraging to see parents and children using the Council’s recent cycling measures put in place over the summer period. To continue these efforts, the three pilot routes proposed are being designed to be a safe option linking a number of existing routes across our County. I invite everyone to consider the proposed routes and give us your thoughts and feedback on Phase 1. There will be an ongoing opportunity to give us feedback on the later phases of the project."

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Director of Infrastructure & Climate Change, Robert Burns, said:

"In undertaking the Active School Travel initiative, we have also carried out a wider analysis of the cycling and walking network across the County. This is being undertaken in partnership with Ramboll consultants. The proposed three pilot routes have also been informed by the ongoing submissions we have received from schools, parents, the general public and Councillors. In Phase 1 of this three phase initiative, we welcome your feedback on the proposed routes, which have been designed to link up and enhance the existing cycling and walking network. This will directly inform the piloting of the routes on the ground, which will take place from Monday 26th October for a number of weeks."