Public consultation on a Part 8 proposal for an active travel scheme along the Lower Dodder Road has been extended to 5 July.
The initial public consultation had started in March and was due to end on 26 April. This project is part of the agreed Cycle South Dublin programme of works.The scheme proposes the introduction of a new one-way system along the Lower Dodder Road and an extension to the existing footpath to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists.
During the public consultation, there were concerns from the resident groups that people in the immediate area of the scheme were unable to meet, due to COVID level 5 restrictions, to discuss the proposal and to fully understand its impacts on the street and the access to their homes. In response to this, and in discussion with elected members of the Council, it was agreed to extend the public consultation to 5 July to address the concerns, particularly of the elderly population living on this street.
It is now planned to bring the proposed Part 8 scheme to the full Council meeting in September for consideration. Whilst this is a delay in the programme, this extended timescale will give all local people and Councillors a significantly extended opportunity to provide feedback on the proposal.