Templeville Road Cycle Scheme
South Dublin County Council In conjunction with the National Transport Authority, are actively trying to develop an improved cycle network throughout the county. This new network is intended to provide more sustainable transport options for commuters as well as active travel benefits for local communities.
Please click the link below to fill out a short questionnaire on the scheme and let us know your thoughts
A new plan entitled Cycle South Dublin was recently launched and this lays out the envisaged network, the missing routes and an indicative timeline for each scheme.
Route no. 30 of the Cycle South Dublin is the Templeville Road Cycle Route and provides cycle connectivity from Limekiln Road to Templeogue College via Templeville Road and Greentree’s Road. It is a 1.3km route that provides a better active travel link to local amenities, schools and parks for the community of Walkinstown, Perrystown and Templeogue.
The Templeville Road Cycle Route has a number of objectives;
- Improved connectivity within the community
- Safe and segregated shared pedestrian and cycle facilities
- Traffic calming of Greentrees and Templeville Road to improve safety
Improved commuting infrastructure to Templeogue College
The main characteristics of the proposed design are;
New segregated Cycle lanes
The repurpose of the existing carriageway to increase the current cycle lanes width to 2m segregated lanes. A segregation kerb would be introduced to avoid the encroachment of vehicles into the cycle lane. The verges would be regraded if space was needed. This will include new and safer crossings along the route.
The existing junction at Templeville Road/Glendown Avenue will be realigned and upgraded to safely integrate the cycle tracks and offer safety features for the active modes, with signalised crossings for pedestrians and cyclists on all arms
The existing carriageway width of Greentrees Road and Templeville Road is 9m which encourages excessive speeding. The proposals will narrow this to 6m which is consistent with residential streets. Narrower roadways result in slower car speeds and a safer and quieter environment for residents
The radii at each junction will be reduced to reduce car turning speeds and shorten the pedestrian crossing distance
This scheme will be progressed under Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994. This section of the Act contains the legislation under which new traffic calming and cycling infrastructure is developed. Typical works carried out under s38 powers include road narrowing, speed cushions, footpath build outs, cycle tracks, bus corridors. Delivering these works under s38 powers does not require planning permission.
It is the council’s intention to progress this scheme over the coming months. If you would like to submit any comments or feedback on this scheme please complete the questionaire