What we do

Roughan & O'Donovan champions high quality urban road design and placemaking.

Our projects emphasise the hierarchy of movement and focus, in descending order of importance, on:

  • Pedestrian and other vulnerable roads users
  • Cyclists
  • Public transport users
  • Private car users

We work with sister professionals in architecture and landscape architecture to deliver a complete solution to clients.


  • Feature bridges
  • Inner relief roads
  • Plazas
  • Development access and circulation roads
  • Public transport
  • Cycling facilities
  • The Clontarf-to-City-Centre Cycle Route will make Fairview a more attractive place to live, work, shop and study in - and not just a place to be passed through on the way into or out of town.

    Dublin Cycling Campaign

  • Having been involved in the development of the Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets (DMURS), I am a strong advocate of placemaking in our urban space design.

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    Seamus McGearailt

    Director, Roughan & O'Donovan

Traffic engineering

We use an array of technologies, models and simulations to provide robust and sustainable transport solutions to clients.  

Our modelling software includes:

  • S-Paramics
  • TranSYT
  • Oscady Pro
  • Oscady
  • Arcady
  • Picady