Bus Connects - Transforming City Bus Services

Kimmage to City Centre - Core Bus Corridor

Emerging Preferred Route Public Consultation January 2019

Contents - Page 1

Introduction - (Section 1) Page 2

1.1 Background

In June 2018 the National Transport Authority (NTA) published the Core Bus Corridors Project Report. The report was a discussion document outlining proposals for the delivery of a core bus corridor network across Dublin. It set out the vision for the provision of 230kms of dedicated bus lanes and 200km of cycle lanes/tracks on sixteen key bus corridors.

Separately in July 2018 the Dublin Area Bus Network Redesign, which is the redesign of bus services, started its first public consultation phase. Around 30,000 submissions including signed petitions and online survey responses were received by the end of September. Over the coming months all of these submissions will be reviewed and assessed. Following that process a revised network design will be published during 2019 for a second public consultation. It is envisaged that the implementation of the final network will take place in 2020. The network redesign can be implemented on the existing road network with some enhancements at key interchange locations.

The public consultation for the sixteen radial core bus corridors will now take place on a phased basis from November 2018 until May 2019. Each phase will be for a set number of corridors to be consulted on over a period of months. These public consultations phases will be the start of a detailed process of engagement and communication. All of which will take place prior to detailed designs being finalised and planning permissions sought.

This document is one of a series of sixteen, each dedicated to a single core bus corridor. The document provides a written description of the emerging preferred route from start to finish with supporting route maps. It explains the step by step process for engagement and consultation for potentially impacted property owners and the general public. It also outlines the process for planning and construction of the core bus corridor network including expected timelines.

1.2 Why does Dublin need a core bus corridor network? - Page 3


Congestion is one of the most significant challenges facing the Dublin region and needs to be addressed to safeguard the growth of the Dublin region and keep people moving. Ireland's economic recovery from the recession is seeing significant increases in the number of people working and travelling across Dublin. The number of commercial vehicles continues to rise as does the number of tourists. The commuter areas surrounding Dublin continue to spread and grow in a low density manner. Growth areas can only be served in the short and medium term by the bus as opposed to long-term projects such as rail and Luas.

At present bus lanes are in place for less than one third of a bus journey on the busy corridors. This means buses are competing for space with general traffic and so are affected by the increasing levels of congestion.

Growing Population

It is predicted that the population for the Dublin region will grow 25% by 2040, bringing it to almost 1.5m for the region. This huge growth in population has to be accommodated with a quality public transport system.

The bus system can deliver

We need to invest in the bus system because the bus system is the main component to meet our future transport needs. A good bus system has the reach and flexibility to service all the new housing developments, business parks, hospitals, colleges and retail shops across Dublin. It is a proven solution and is the main form of public transport across Dublin with 67% of public transport journeys each day made by bus. The bus system carries three and four times the number

1.2 Why does Dublin need a core bus corridor network? - Page 4

People want to cycle

The core bus corridor project is not just about the provision of bus lanes. Under this project we will also deliver 200km of segregated cycling infrastructure to make cycling safer and more attractive than ever before. This initiative is the foundation of the overall cycle network for the Greater Dublin Area.

Commuting to work by bicycle has increased by 43% since 2011. Again this growth represents a clear choice that people are making to cycle. This project will support that trend and is a vital component of creating a sustainable transport system for people across Dublin. Safe cycling facilities across the 16 key bus corridors will provide people, families and their children a suitable environment to cycle where they want and when they want.

People want to use public transport

The need to build a core bus network is being driven by increases in congestion and also by the significant shift of people choosing to use public transport. People want to use it and should have a reliable and efficient bus system to travel on. Based on 2017 canal cordon figures over 70% of people travelling into the city each morning do so by sustainable transport modes and mostly by bus. Cars only account for 30% of travel into the city centre each day and therefore the amount of road space allocated to sustainable transport needs to reflect that position.

1.3 What is BusConnects Dublin? - Page 5

BusConnects Dublin is a major investment programme to improve public transport in Dublin.

It aims to overhaul the current bus system in the Dublin through a 10 year programme of integrated actions to deliver a more efficient, reliable and better bus system for more people.

1.4 What are the benefits of this project? - Page 6

Journey Time Savings

The core bus corridor project will deliver journey time savings of up to 40-50% on each corridor. Dedicated bus lanes can significantly increase bus travel speeds and reliability. Improved journey times and reducing the amount of time people spend commuting will make bus travel more attractive and reduce our reliance on car travel. The more convenient the bus system is, the faster the modal shift will be for people from the car to the bus. Not only will current bus users and cyclists benefit but future commuters will be able to avail of a better system as the improved bus and cycle lanes are built.

Accessibility for all

Accessibility is about people's ability to reach the destinations and services they want to get to. This means both people's level of mobility and the costs of travelling. There are many tens of thousands of people across Dublin who cannot drive a car, do not have a car and are completely reliant on the bus service. The bus lane improvements will enhance accessibility for the elderly and mobility impaired because all buses are accessible and bus stops, bus shelters and footpaths will support easy boarding and disembarking of the buses.

Better cycling facilities

This project will see the provision of much needed cycling facilities around the city region. Across the 16 radial bus corridors there will be over 200kms of high quality cycling facilities provided. These new or improved cycle lanes will be segregated from bus lanes and general traffic where feasible.

1.4 What are the benefits of this project? - Page 7

Pedestrians and Local Urban Centres

In addition to bus lanes and cycling facilities this project is an opportunity to enhance and improve local areas. This project is focused on making things better for commuters and communities around the bus corridors. Along each route, improvements and enhancements will be made to footpaths, walkways and pedestrian crossings. Funding and investment for local urban centres with additional landscaping and outdoor amenities will be provided.

Building a sustainable city and addressing climate change

By providing a better bus system for Dublin we can make it a more attractive place to live, work and visit. A good public transport system is vital to support the economic activity of any city and can also address the need to improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions. Tackling the challenges of climate change is a priority for the Government and moving more people to public transport is a key component of the solution.

1.5 What does the core bus corridor project entail? - Page 8

The core bus corridor project proposes the provision of 230 kilometres of bus lanes on sixteen of the busiest bus corridors and 200 kilometres of cycle lanes and tracks as published in the discussion document, Core Bus Corridor Project Report June 2018.

The layout below shows the arrangement that we are seeking to achieve on each corridor. However, this optimal layout is difficult to achieve in practice and we have proposed alternative solutions in various places to deliver the required bus and cycling lanes.

Bus lanes are needed to make the current and future bus system operate efficiently, reliably and punctually. Our intention is to develop these bus corridors so that each will have continuous bus priority - in other words, a continuous bus lane in each direction as well as maintaining two general traffic lanes. In addition we also want to provide safe cycling facilities, segregated where possible from other vehicular traffic. This will remove the delays currently experienced which will grow worse as congestion increases.

Radial Core Bus Corridors Emerging Preferred Routes - Page 9

  1. Clongriffin to City Centre
  2. Swords to City Centre
  3. Ballymun to City Centre
  4. Finglas to Phibsborough
  5. Blanchardstown to City Centre
  6. Lucan to City Centre
  7. Liffey Valley to City Centre
  8. Clondalkin to Drimnagh
  9. Greenhills to City Centre
  10. Tallaght to Terenure
  11. Kimmage to City Centre
  12. Rathfarnham to City Centre
  13. Bray to City Centre
  14. UCD Ballsbridge to City Centre
  15. Blackrock to Merrion
  16. Ringsend to City Centre

Emerging Preferred Route - (Section 2)Page 10

2.1 The Emerging Preferred Route for Kimmage to City Centre

The Emerging Preferred Route set out in this consultation document was identified following an assessment of various alternatives.

The route selection process involved identification and consideration of possible options taking account of criterias including local impacts on property frontage, existing traffic patterns and broad assessment of environmental impacts. A Feasibility Report setting out details of the assessment work undertaken is available on www.busconnects.ie.

Arising from that work an Emerging Preferred Route has been identified for this corridor and public feedback on that proposal is now sought. It is important to know that this option is not adopted yet. Only following this consultation and review of the submissions received will a decision on the final Preferred Route be made.

2.2 Kimmage to City Centre

The Kimmage to City Centre Core Bus Corridor commences on the R817 Kimmage Road Lower at the junction with Terenure Road West and Fortfield Road and is routed via the R817 along Kimmage Road Lower to R137 Harolds Cross Road, and then along the R137 through Harolds Cross Road, Clanbrassil Street Upper & Lower and New Street South where it will join the Greenhills Core Bus Corridor at Kevin Street Upper junction. Priority for buses is provided along the entire route, consisting primarily of dedicated bus lanes in both directions, with alternative measures proposed at particularly constrained locations along Kimmage Road Lower. Due to constraints throughout an alternative route along the same corridor is proposed for the cycle tracks.

2.2.1 Terenure Road West to Sundrive Road - Kimmage Road Lower

At the Kimmage Road West junction with Fortfield Road and Terenure Road West, it is proposed to upgrade the junction to provide bus priority and enhanced pedestrian / cyclist facilities. To accommodate these proposed improvements works, it is proposed to use some limited land take from the green space located to the north of the junction.

The section of Kimmage Road Lower between Kimmage Road West and Sundrive Road / Larkfield Avenue is heavily constrained. It is proposed to provide footpaths plus one bus and one general traffic lane in each direction on this section. Due to various pinch points along this section, it is proposed to use some limited areas of land take between Corrib Road and Sundrive Road. The indicative extents of this land take are included in the Appendix in this brochure.

There is insufficient space to provide cycle facilities on this stretch of the road. To accommodate cyclists, it is intended to direct them on to an alternative cycle route along Kimmage Road Lower from the junction with Fortfield Road and Terenure Road West to Hazelbrook Road. Then along Hazelbrook Road, Hazelbrook Drive, Derravargh Road to Larkfield Grove and through the Priory Road Park and along Priory Road, returning to Kimmage Road Lower.

It is proposed to modify junctions along this route to provide priority for cyclists.

2.2.2 Sundrive Road to Harolds Cross Road - Kimmage Road Lower

At the junction of Sundrive Road and Kimmage Road Lower, it is proposed to limit access to Kimmage Road Lower to buses, taxis and cyclists only. This restriction is intended to be maintained between this junction and Harold's Cross. Right turning traffic from Larkfield Avenue and left turning traffic from Sundrive Road is proposed to be banned. Local access for residents on this section of Kimmage Road Lower and adjoining streets can be maintained through Larkfield Avenue, Priory Road, Westfield Road, Kenilworth Park and Casimir Road.

Through traffic is proposed to be redirected along the following alternative traffic routes;

Junctions along these proposed alternative traffic routes will be altered where necessary to facilitate these traffic movements. On the west side of the Harold’s Cross Park, additional bus stop facilities will be provided.

2.2.3 Harolds Cross Road to Kevin Street Upper - Harolds Cross Road, Clanbrassil Street Upper & Lower, and New Street South

Between Harold's Cross Park and Parnell Road it is proposed to provide a footpath, one bus lane and one general traffic lane in each direction on this section.

Between Parnell Road and Lombard Street West, it is proposed to maintain a footpath, one bus lane and one general traffic lane in each direction. To accommodate this cross section, the following works may be required:

Between Lombard Street West and Kevin Street Upper, it is proposed to maintain a footpath, one cycle track, one bus lane, and one general traffic lane in each direction. It is proposed to close access from Vincent Street South to Clanbrassil Street. To maintain bus priority through the South Circular Road Junction, it is proposed to introduce bus priority signals for city bound traffic. Access from Clanbrassil Street to Vincent Street South will remain unchanged. At Kevin Street Upper, this scheme ties in with the Greenhills to City Centre CBC.

There is insufficient space to maintain cycle facilities through this section from north of Harolds Cross Park to Kevin Street Upper. To cater for cyclists, it is proposed to direct cyclist into the entrance road for Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, and to construct a new cycle track linking the entrance route to Greenmount Lane. This will require land take from the Hospice. Cyclists will be able to access Parnell Road from Greenmount Lane. Once on Parnell Road, cyclists will be directed to Grove Road. It is proposed to include a new crossing point over the Grand Canal for cyclists / pedestrians linking Grove Road and Portobello Road. Cyclists will then be directed to a shared street facility on the following streets;

It is proposed to restrict local access for Heytesbury Street by introducing a road closure at the Long Lane junction. This street would remain accessible for pedestrians and cyclist however through general traffic will no longer be permitted. General traffic on New Bride Street will be directed up Long Lane or Camden Row.

At the junction with Parnell Road / Grove Road it is proposed to provide a right turn ban on to Grove Road. Drivers currently making this traffic movement will be required to continue as far as the South Circular Road and make the right turn movement at this junction.

2.3 Key Facts - Page 12

Challenges and Mitigations - (Section 3) Page 14

3.1 The Challenges

It's important to acknowledge that the choices required to deliver this step-change in the performance of the bus system will be difficult. However, the decision-making needs to be done now and not postponed until the problem is far greater. Some of the decisions may be hard but they are being made because we believe that these plans have the potential to fundamentally transform the way public transport works in Dublin.

Our challenge now is to respond to the needs of a modern city by providing a fit-for-purpose bus system, built on a streetscape that dates back centuries. Needless to say the streets were not designed to move the number of people that now need to travel in and out of the city each day. Some of the city's inner suburbs date back to Victorian times, with road layouts suited to more modest levels of traffic than we see today.

Not all the impacts will be felt equally and some locations will require more changes than others. Over the years those modifications that were easier to implement - the ones that caused little or no disruption - have been made. This means that there are no longer any simple changes which we can make that would generate meaningful benefits.

If we don't decide to make these changes now, then we need to accept that Dublin will become increasingly congested and a less attractive place to live and work, both for us now and for future generations.

3.2 Potential Impacts

3.2.1 Traffic changes

By creating more priority for buses and cycling there will be changes to how traffic currently moves around the streets. On some corridors, certain roads may become one-way, new bus-only sections will be introduced and in some places general traffic will have to take new routes in and out of the city. Additional cycle routes will be built, generally segregated from vehicular traffic, and pedestrian crossings will be added and moved in some areas.

3.2.2 Land take

Because there is so little unused space along these busy roads, it will often not be possible to accommodate the bus lanes and cycle lanes in the width available. In order to achieve the required space it will be necessary, in places, to acquire parts of front gardens, driveways and land in front of commercial properties to allow the bus and cycle lanes to be provided. This would require rebuilding new garden walls and driveways a short distance back from the existing road boundary.

3.2.3 Reduction of On-Street Parking and Loading Facilities

Because the roads that need widening travel through residential and business areas there will be a need to reduce the amount of on-street parking and loading facilities to accommodate the new layout.

3.2.4 Removal of Trees - Page 15

As with the need to remove some parts of front gardens and footpaths there will be also be a need to remove trees along some of the corridors.

3.2.5 Road Works and Construction Sites

Widening roads, and building bus and cycle lanes, requires construction work. There will be excavation of the existing roads, plus parts of gardens and footpaths where needed. There will be resurfacing, kerbing, replanting and landscaping. As with any work site and road works, there will be a certain level of noise, dust and temporary traffic diversions.

3.3 How we will address those challenges - Page 15

Obviously these challenges and impacts are significant. Every feasible option is being looked at to minimise the disruption to people, their property and the wider local community. Where there is simply no viable alternative, and where we know we have to remove trees, portions of gardens, driveways or parking, we will ensure appropriate mitigation measures are put in place, wherever practicable.

As part of this public consultation potentially impacted property owners will be contacted directly by the NTA and a direct dialogue will commence. As each individual property owner will have specific and personal issues there will be a dedicated liaison team to engage with this group on an individual basis.

There are principles for mitigation, statutory compensation and reparation which will be adhered to by the NTA as part of the statutory planning process. However, below are some of the measures that we envisage will be included. This list is not exhaustive and we anticipate that there will be other measures that will need to be put in place.

3.3.1 Traffic Changes

Where general traffic is diverted and re-routed, adequate signage and road markings will be provided for people to find their way. Measures will be implemented to ensure that "rat-runs" do not emerge as a consequence of the re-routed traffic. Also, local access will be maintained where new bus-only sections or one-way systems are brought in for residents and commercial properties.

3.3.2 Land take

Where lands, such as parts of gardens and driveways, are being acquired for widening we will purchase the portion of front gardens and driveways from property owners; ensure new landscaping and replanting of the gardens, reinstatement of driveways as well as providing compensation for the garden and driveway portion loss and disruption.

Where private and public walls or fencing are removed we will rebuild new garden walls and replace fencing where gardens have been affected and shortened. Also, where public or commercial walls and fencing have been taken they will be rebuilt and replaced.

3.3.3 On street parking and Loading Facilities - Page 16

Where there is a loss of on-street parking and loading facilities we will seek to provide, where feasible, alternative arrangements close by for residents and businesses.

3.3.4 Trees

Where trees are removed from roadsides and footpaths we will put in place a comprehensive replanting programme. This programme will use mature or semi-mature ready-grown trees where appropriate and, where it is feasible, plant them as close as possible to the original locations.

3.3.5 Urban Centre Improvements

We will look for areas along the busy corridors where it is possible to improve the existing local spaces and the existing landscaping. It is important to use this opportunity to not only replace what is removed but to enhance the local areas. To do so, we will consult with the local authorities on such urban centre improvements and collectively seek to create attractive local environments.

3.3.6 Road Works and Construction Sites

During the construction stages the construction sites will be localised and managed on a road by road basis. The size of each work site and the hours of working will have to take into consideration the residential nature of many of the roads. Traffic management will be very important to keep the traffic moving and ensuring local access for people and deliveries is always maintained.

The Process for the Acquisition of Land - (Section 4) Page 18

Where the potential for impacts on private lands have been identified, the following process applies:

Q4 2018 - Q2 2019 NTA will issue information letters (not formal compulsory purchase order (CPO) notifications) to potentially impacted land owners and/or occupiers along each Core Bus Corridor. Potentially impacted includes for example, the acquisition of parts of front gardens, walls, fences, gates, driveways and the rebuilding of same to make way for street widening. The intention of this is to start a direct dialogue between NTA and the potentially impacted parties.

During 2019 to prepare the statutory planning documentation, the project design and environmental impact assessment will be progressed. During this time NTA will endeavour to minimise impacts on private lands. Direct dialogue between NTA and potentially impacted parties will continue to understand the likely impact of the proposed development and what arrangements can be made to minimise and where possible avoid those impacts.

End of 2019 / start of 2020 NTA will finalise the statutory planning documentation and will serve formal notice on the actual impacted owners of land proposed to be compulsorily purchased for the project. It will make a formal application to An Bord Pleanála for confirmation to compulsorily purchase necessary lands for purposes of constructing upgraded bus-lanes and bike-lanes.

During 2020 An Bord Pleanála will consider the planning application. There will be a period of statutory public consultation to allow those notified as being subject to CPO, and the public at large, to make submissions and/or objections to An Bord Pleanála. This will be followed by an Oral Hearing by An Bord Pleanála if deemed necessary. The statutory process will conclude with a decision by An Bord Pleanála on whether to:

  1. Approve the application, approve with conditions, or refuse the application; and
  2. Confirm, amend, or reject the CPO.

From 2021 onwards if An Bord Pleanála grants approval NTA will commence valuations and negotiations to acquire the lands in the CPO, and progress construction of the project. The construction of each core bus corridor will take up to two years to complete. The construction start dates for each of the 16 corridors will be managed over the period 2021 through 2027.

4.1 How the project will progress - how and when to get involved - page 20

4.1 How the project will progress - how and when to get involved (continued) - page 21

In 2021 to 2027 Acquisition Overview:

Constuction commences on a phased basis - each corridor upgrade will take up to 2 years to complete

Start of property acquisition and construction

How to take part in the public consultation - (Section 5) Page 22

Please remember that the plans that we are publishing are proposals and that no final decision has been made on these matters in advance of the public consultation. We welcome all of your views.

Where you do not like a proposal, please consider suggesting an alternative solution or other option for consideration. But do bear in mind that bus transport is, and will continue to be, the main form of public transport for most areas of the Dublin region and an alternative of providing an underground rail system is simply not a viable option for most parts of Dublin.

5.1 Potential impacted lands

If your property is potentially impacted by the proposals, a letter will have been hand delivered to the property and details of how to engage with the NTA are detailed in that letter. A dedicated property liaison representative will be available to meet with individual property owners and provide regular updates on the project.

5.2 General queries

The project website www.busconnects.ie has a dedicated section for the Core Bus Corridor project. Users can access the site to find out more about the project and download copies of the key studies that have been carried out.

General queries can be directed to a dedicated Freephone - 1800 303 653 or by email to cbc@busconnects.ie

5.3 How to Engage

We are inviting submissions in relation to the proposals set out in this Public Consultation Document.

Written submissions and observations may be made by:


Through the online form in the "Public Consultation" section of the Core Bus Corridor page on our website: www.busconnects.ie

Or by email to:


Or by post to:

Core Bus Corridor Project

National Transport Authority Dún Scéine Harcourt Lane Dublin 2 D02 WT20

Appendices - Index and Route Maps - (Section 6) Page 24

Kimmage to City Centre - Page 25

Note 1: The Emerging Preferred Route shown on the following drawings is indicative only and is subject to change following consultation and as part of the design development process.

Note 2: The following are descriptions of maps by Ordnance Survey Ireland - Government of Ireland. All rights reserved. Licence Number EN 0082118 National Transport Authority.

Index Map of Kimmage to City Centre including nodes from Crumlin, Rathgar, Harold's Cross, Rathmines, Dolphin's Barn, Portobello, Rialto and The Liberties

Map 1 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 26

Map of Kimmage to City Centre. The Proposed scheme will tie in to the existing road layout at the Terenure Road West and Kimmage Road West junction, with the junction being upgraded to provide bus priority and enhanced pedestrian / cyclist facilities. A Toucan crossing is proposed before Hazelbrook Road and a no right turn (RUS 012) sign. A cycle route is proposed via Hazelbrook Road. Indication of proposed new boundary on Kimmage Road Lower near Kimmage Road West.

Map 2 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 27

On Kimmage Road Lower. The existing pedestrian cross is retained near Hazel Park / Corrib Road. Existing commercial building to be rebuilt further back on site at Kimmage Grove. Indication of proposed new boundary alongside Aideen Avenue.

Map 3 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 28

On Kimmage Road Lower, leading up to the Sundrive Road / Larkfield Avenue Junction. Indications of proposed new boundaries. Consideration to be given to accomodation works that facilitate residential parking at the rear of houses around Bedford Court. Sundrive Road / Larkfield Avenue Junction upgraded to provide bus priority and enhanced pedestrian facilities, with a Bus Only Signal added before Sundrive Road exit. No Right Turn (RUS 0-12) Except Buses and Cyclists sign on Larkfield Avenue. Proposed Bus Gate at Kimmage Road Lower exit from junction, with No Straight Ahead (RUS 011) Except Buses and Cycles sign and No Left Turn (RUS 013) Except Buses and Cycles sign from Sundrive Road.

Map 4 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 29

On Kimmage Road Lower along Mount Argus. Shared surface for Buses, Cyclists, Taxis and Local Traffic. Quiet cycle route shared with local traffic on Priory Road, with a sign directing cyclists to alternate route placed at meeting of Priority Road and Kimmage Road.

Map 5 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 30

On Kimmage Road Lower near Kenilworth Park, Casimir Road and parallel to Mount Argus Road. The shared surface for buses, cyclists, taxis and local traffic continues

Map 6 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 31

From Kimmage Road Lower to Harold's Cross Road at Harold's Cross Park. No Straight Ahead (Rus 011) except Buses and Cycles sign at corner of Kimmage Road Lower. No left turn (RUS 011) except Buses and Cycles sign at Mount Argus Road. The section of Harold's Cross Road at Gandon Close through St Clare's Ave is for buses, cyclists, taxis and local access only. No left turn (RUS 011) sign at merging of both Harold's Cross Roads.

Map 7 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 32

On Harold's Cross Road, parallel to Greenmount Lane. Keep Left sign (RUS 001) placed and existing on-street parking retained while turning left towards Harold's Cross Park. No Straight Ahead (Rus 011) Except Buses and Taxis at merging of both Harold's Cross roads. Alternative parking provided at Our Lady's Hospice, and Hospice entrance relocated near existing Car Park. Proposed cycle route through the grounds of Our Lady's Hospice to Greenmount Lane. At Mount Drummond Avenue, the existing pedestrian crossing is maintained. Indication of proposed new boundary towards Hospice and Greenmount Lane.

Map 8 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 33

On Clanbrassil Street Upper, at the junction of Parnell Road and Grove Road.. No Right Turn (RUS 012) signs provided towards Parnell Road, Grove Road and from Clanbrassil Street Upper. Indication of proposed Cantilevered pedestrian bridge at canal. Access arrangements for nearby buildings to be discussed and finalised. Existing on-street parking to be maintained. Bus Only signal provided at entrance to South Circular Road Junction as well as No Right Turn (RUS 012) signs from South Circular Road / to Clanbrassil Street Lower.

Map 9 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 34

On Clanbrassil Street Lower at Vincent Street South . No Straight Ahead (Rus 011) sign and indication of proposed new boundary near Rosedale Terrace. Traffic lane converted to southbound bus lane after Lombard street.

Map 10 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 35

On New Street South, near New Street Gardens. Traffic lane converted to southbound bus lane. Existing Indent bus bays moved to inline on both sides of the road, before the Kevin Street junction. Proposed scheme to tie in Greenhills to City Centre Core Bus Corridor at Kevin Street junction and tie into existing layout at Kevin Street Upper.

Map 11 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 36

On Hazelbrook Road towards Hazelbrook Drive. Cycling route through Hazelbrook drive proposed. At junction of Derravargh Road and Corrib Road, priority arrangement at junction changed to suit the proposed cycle route.

Map 12 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 37

At the Derravaragh Road / Neagh Road Junction . Priority arrangement at junction changed to suit the proposed cycle route. On Larkfield Grove, the quiet cycle route shared with local traffic continues.

Map 13 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 38

On Larkfield Grove. Along the quiet cycle route shared with local traffic, the cycle lane to Priory Road is a two-way cycle track through the park.

Map 14 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 39

On Grove Road near Portobello Road . The proposed scheme will tie into the Rathfarnham to City Centre Core Bus Corridor, with a proposed Toucan crossing at Portobello Road

Map 15 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 40

On Grove Road at the Grand Canal . A pedestrian / cyclist boardwalk and bridge over the grand canal is proposed. This continues through to Martin Street and Stamer Street as a quiet cycle route shared with local traffic

Map 16 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 41

On Heytesbury Street . The quiet cycle route shared with local traffic continues. After Pleasants Street is a No Left Turn (RUS 013) except Bicycles sign.

Map 17 Emerging Preferred Route - Page 42

On Heytesbury Street though to New Bride Street . Before Arnott street is a No Left Turn (RUS 013) except Bicycles sign. At the junction of Long Lane / Camden Row, the road is closed for Heytesbury Street and permeable only to cyclists and pedestrians. A No Left Turn (RUS 013) sign is placed on Long Lane with a No Right Turn (RUS 012) sign on Camden Row. Only Southbound traffic proceeds on New Bride Street and a two-way cycle track is present. The proposed scheme will tie into the existing layout at Kevin Street Lower.