St Cronan's Avenue & Brackenstown Road Protected Cycle Lanes

Closeddate_range24 Mar, 2022, 4:00pm - 29 Apr, 2022, 11:59pm

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Fingal County Council is proposing to upgrade cycling and walking routes in the area of St. Cronan’s Avenue and Brackenstown Road, Swords. This upgrade will improve safety when walking and cycling to school or work and will create better connections to public transport, Swords Manor Football Club, Swords town centre and within the local area and will make walking and cycling an easier choice.
This is in line with Fingal County Council’s vision for active and sustainable modes of travel that contribute to safer routes to school, better mental and physical health and a cleaner climate.

Works proposed include:

  • Providing segregated cycle lanes on the existing carriageway with bollards, line markings and coloured surface
  • Constructing 280m of new off road two-way cycle lane between St. Cronan’s Ave and St. Cronan’s Junior and Senior National Schools.
  • Upgrading junctions and footpaths to provide safer and high-quality crossings for pedestrian and cyclists. 
  • Incorporating traffic calming measures at St. Cronan’s Junior & Senior National Schools.
  • New signalised pedestrian crossing on Brackenstown Road into Swords Manor Football Club.
The image below shows the public information leaflet being distributed to homes and commercial premises in the area of the proposed works. You can download this leaflet in both English and Irish in the Materials section to the right of this page.

The image below shows an example of similar Safer Routes to School measures implemented at another scheme. Measures applied within this area will be tailored to the school site.

The image below shows an example of similar raised table junction on another project. A similar treatment will be applied to junctions in the St Cronans Avenue and Brackenstown Road areas.

Where is the proposed work happening?

Cycle lanes will begin at St. Cronan’s Avenue and extend to the Brackenstown Road.

They will extend along both sides of Brackenstown Road, St, Cronan’s Avenue, Ardcian Park, Murrough Road and through one side Glen Ellan Road between Rathbeale Road and Laurelton, in front of ESB Substation. Detailed drawings can be viewed in the Materials section of this consultation (see right of page).


How can I get involved?

Fingal County Council is inviting everyone to view and comment on the proposed plans as part of a Public Consultation, taking place from 25 March to 29 April 2022.

Tell us what you think. Make a submission online using this portal or by post.  Before making your submission please review the materials provided on this portal.

Postal submissions should be addressed to:

Senior Executive Engineer, Fingal County Council, Department of Environment, Climate Action and Active Travel, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, D15 W638

When making a postal submission please make it clear that it is for the St. Cronan’s Avenue and Brackenstown Road Protected Cycle Lane. State your name, address and where relevant, the body or organisation you represent.

Submissions must be received no later than 23.59hrs, 29 April 2022.