Roughan & O’Donovan-Aecom's strategic cycle network plan for the greater Dublin area (GDA) identified cycle routes within 7 local authority regions that would, over a 10-year period, provide the best return on investment.
The most comprehensive study of cycling needs ever carried out in Ireland.
Gerry MurphyChief Executive of the National Transport Authority (2009-2015)
The plan proposes to increase the provision of on and off road cycle paths from 500km to 2,840km in the 4 Dublin local authorities, as well as in counties Kildare, Wicklow and Meath.
Our study covered 7,000km² of territory and involved:
- Mapping existing cycling facilities
- Assessing the quality of service
- Reviewing the strategic planning concept
- Evaluating cycle-trip demand - both now and in the future
The plan sets a target of increasing numbers cycling each morning to 75,000 by 2021.
- Apportionment of road space on high priority transport corridors where competing demands from buses and cars exist
- Identification of appropriate, alternative, parallel routes offering a more pleasant environment for cyclists