The long awaited public consultation on the future of access to the Phoenix Park is now open. It runs until Friday 12 March 2021.
Due to the pandemic, the public consultation is being run entirely on-line: http://phoenixpark.virtualeventspace.io/
Among the proposals being considered are:
- Expanding and upgrading cycle links and networks in and around the Phoenix Park (14km of new cycle lanes and upgrade of over 17km of existing lanes and links).
- Prioritisation of pedestrian infrastructure, including upgrade of 7km of footpaths and pedestrian crossings.
- Piloting – making the North Road, Knockmaroon Road and Upper Glen Road into cul-de-sacs for 9 months later this year.
- A bus connecting Heuston Station to Broombridge Luas and train station through the Park but no connection to Castleknock or Blanchardstown.
- Reducing the speed limit to 30kmph.
- Cabra Gate open to bus only.
- Ashtown Gate to be entry only.
- Cul de sac on Knockmaroon Road north of the gates, with access to car parking but no through road
Detailed proposal document
There is a 137 page PDF Transport and Mobility Options Study document available.
It is planned to implement the proposals on a phased basis over a 7 year period. The document describes the proposals included in each phase.
Have your say
We encourage residents to visit the online consultation site and submit your opinions.
Online Meeting with Senator Emer Currie
Senator Emer Currie is hosting an online public meeting about the proposals on Monday 15 February at 7pm. You can register by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video guide by Deputy Paul Donnelly
Deputy Paul Donnelly has recorded a video to show people how to access the consultation site and what to look for in the virtual room there.
Online Meeting with Deputy Roderic O’Gorman
Deputy Roderic O’Gorman is hosting an online public meeting about the proposals on Tuesday 2 March at 7pm. You can register by emailing him at Roderic.email@example.com.
Online Meeting with Deputy Jack Chambers
Deputy Jack Chambers is hosting an online public meeting about the proposals on Monday 8 March at 7pm. You can register by emailing him at Jack.Chambers@Oireachtas.ie.