Roughan & O’Donovan undertook the feasibility study, project management, planning and environmental assessment for this 17km premium walking and cycling route along the River Dodder corridor.
South Dublin County Council granted planning permission for the South Dublin section of the greenway in October 2017.
To provide the optimal environmentally sensitive solution, the proposed design of the greenway involves improvements to existing paths and public roads, supplemented by new bridges and boardwalks.
We undertook a full suite of ecological surveys for protected plants and species, including an invasive alien species survey and a detailed corridor-wide study of the Daubenton bat.
I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about the future of my city as I am after reading Roughan O’Donovan’s proposal for a Dodder Greenway.
Dodder Action Group
Protecting the ecological integrity of the river corridor while developing a high quality walking and cycling route provided the key challenge.
Close co-operation between the client, project manager, ecologists and designers ensured that a significant amount of environmental survey data informed the design of the greenway.