Skerries Active Travel Plan Public Consultation

Opendate_range22 Sep, 2022, 9:00am - 3 Nov, 2022, 11:59pm

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Fingal County Council has opened the consultation on Active Travel for Skerries. This consultation is focused on gathering the views of all members of the community on how the way we travel in Skerries can be made more active and sustainable, and bring health, environmental, social, and economic benefits to the wider community.

We are at the earliest stages of developing Active Travel measures for Skerries and are looking for the input of the public before any design work begins. The feedback to this consultation will be used to inform the development of plans for Skerries once an integrated design team has been appointed.

Your feedback on Active Travel in Skerries is important to us, and we encourage you to participate in the consultation. This consultation will remain open for a period of six-weeks, closing on Thursday, 3 November 2022.

How can I get involved?

Skerries Active Travel Plan c/o Active Travel Unit,
Department of Environment,
Climate Action and Active Travel, 
Fingal County Council,
Grove Road,
Blanchardstown, 
D15 W638
  • Or email to [email protected]. Please mark your submission clearly for the ‘Skerries Active Travel Plan Consultation’ so that is correctly recorded, as we have several consultations running at the same time.
  • Project updates will be available at https://www.fingal.ie/activetravel/skerries throughout this consultation.

PLEASE NOTE: Submissions can be made by individuals or groups such as business or residents associations.

What is Active Travel?

Active Travel means travelling with a purpose using your own energy. It includes walking, scooting, running, wheeling and cycling.  

It includes all journeys, with an emphasis on distances under 5km, including trips to work, education, shopping, visiting friends and for recreation.  

Active travel considers the needs of those who use prams, pushchairs, scooters, wheelchairs and adapted cycles, as well as new mobility modes such as e-scooters and e-bikes.  

Active Travel has a number of benefits including better health and wellbeing, better air quality, lower travel costs, and improved public spaces for everybody to enjoy.  

Active Travel includes a lot more than just walking and cycling! We want to hear all suggestions, big or small, including ideas for:  

  • Cycle lanes, bike rental, bike parking 

  • Improved public spaces, wider footpaths, more space for pedestrians, more seating areas, traffic calming, more tree/shrub planting, etc. 

  • ‘Park and Stride’ and town edge parking 

  • Education and communications initiatives  

  • Safe school zones  

  • Better access to services for the elderly and people with disabilities  

  • Safer road crossing points 

  • Better access to services and amenities by foot or bike 

  • Traffic calming and other road safety measures  

  • Better connections between different parts of the town 

  • Better linkages to public transport  

This public consultation and feasibility study work is made possible thanks to funding from the National Transport Authority’s Active Travel Investment Programme.  

This project is being delivered separately to the Fingal Coastal Way greenway, with the Skerries Active Travel Plan focused on the delivery of measures to support Active Travel across Skerries.