PUBLIC MEETING – BUS CONNECTS
TEMPLEOGUE/RATHFARNHAM TO CITY CENTRE CORE BUS CORRIDORS
Wednesday 17th May 2023 at 7.30pm
St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Beechlawn Way, Terenure
The National Transport Authority (NTA) have made an application to An Bord Pleanala for approval of the proposed Templeogue/Rathfarnham to city centre core bus corridors. Cllr Anne Feeney together with Cllr James Geoghegan and Senator Mary Seery Kearney are hosting a Public Meeting to give people an opportunity to hear a short presentation on key aspects of the proposals and to discuss the impact for the local area.
NTA documentation may be viewed and downloaded at www.templeoguerathfarnhamscheme.ie.
Submissions/observations on this scheme may be made up to 5pm on 20th June 2023:
Online at www.pleanala.ie/en-ie/observations
By Post: An Bord Pleanala (Strategic Infrastructure Division), 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin .
This is a summary of the proposals as they affect Terenure Village and environs. However, for full information we urge you to examine the official documentation available at www.templeoguerathfarnhamscheme.ie
Proposals include the following:
• Bus Gate inbound (6am -8pm)) on Templeogue Road. No general traffic inbound beyond Olney.
• No left turn onto Templeogue Road from Olney during bus gate operation.
• No right turn onto Templeogue Road from Fergus Road during bus gate operation.
• No right turn from Templeogue Road into Rathdown Avenue and Rathdown Park.
• No right turn from Greenmount Road onto Terenure Road East.
• Re-opening of right-hand turn from Templeogue into Springfield Avenue.
• Bus Priority Signalling in Templeogue Village in each direction. Also at Rathfarnham Road/Bushy Park Rd/Rathdown Park junction, at Terenure Cross Roads for bus-only right turn onto Terenure Rd East, and also outbound at St Joseph’s Church on Terenure Road East. This is to allow the bus to advance before general traffic.
• 30KPH on Rathfarnham Road, Templeogue Road (from Lakelands Park inbound), Terenure Road East, and Terenure Road North (to Whitton Road).
• Cycling: Cycle track through Bushy Park as currently exists. ‘Quiet Street’ treatment on Rathdown Drive, Rathdown Crescent and Rathdown Park. New cycle lanes in each direction on Rathfarnham Road, Terenure Road North and outbound from Templeogue Road to link with Rathdown Crescent. There is also ‘Quiet Street’ treatment proposed along Wasdale Grove/Park and Victoria Road with a short outbound cycle lane on Bushy Park Road from Wasdale Park. No cycle lanes on Terenure Road East.
• Road widening with extensive compulsory purchase orders on Rathfarnham Road (33 properties ) and Terenure Road East (27 properties).
• Bus lane outbound on Templeogue Road, both inbound and outbound on Terenure Road East and Rathfarnham Road.
• Rathgar Road to become one way inbound. Outbound general traffic to go via Upper Rathmines Rd/Highfield Road or Grosvenor Road/Kenilworth/Rathgar Ave or Leinster Road, Harolds Cross etc.
• Bus Gate at St Mary’s School on Rathmines Road Lower – no through inbound or outbound traffic except for bus, cycles and taxis.
• Kimmage to City Centre Core Bus Corridor: While this corridor does not structurally affect Terenure Village, and has not been formally applied for yet, the proposed Bus Gates between the Lower Kimmage Road and Harold’s Cross Park means that there will be no direct route to the city via Kimmage, and much of the south city bound traffic will be redirected via Terenure Road West or Springfield Avenue, then through to Terenure and Harold’s Cross.
Access to the city from Terenure area will be via Harold’s Cross or Ranelagh routes due to the Bus Gates in Rathmines and Kimmage. There are fewer bus stops and reduced on-street car parking. There will be removal of mature trees and greenery, however, replanting is promised. Several protected structures on Terenure Road East are affected by CPO. There are new bicycle stands proposed in various places and special paving is proposed for footpaths in the village area.
Residents affected by CPO are strongly advised to make individual submissions.
The Terenure Residents' Association will be making an observation to An Bord Pleanála. If you have any comments please let us know via www.terenureresidentsassociation.ie