Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian & Cycle Route Phase 4

Planning/Design Phase

Works Extent

The scheme was initiated by Cork County Council who advanced the preliminary design and obtained Part 8 Planning approval in 2019.  Cork City Council assumed responsibility for the scheme following the Cork City boundary extension mid 2019.  Phase 4 involves the construction of circa 2.1km of 4m wide pedestrian and cycle path connecting the recently completed Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian and Cycle Track Phases 2 & 3 with Maryborough Hill and proposed new residential developments along the route.

Objectives

This project aims to:

  • Enhance connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists;
  • Provide a safe and direct off road route for commuters, school and leisure users;
  • Create an environment which will encourage modal shift to sustainable forms of transport;
  • Improve quality of life for residents in the area;
  • Expand overall cycle network;
  • Reduce traffic volumes on the road network.

Timelines

Engineering Consultant appointed Oct 2020 to progress the detailed design and delivery of Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian and Cycle Route Phase 4.

 

It is anticipated that the Detailed Design and Preparation of Tender documentation will be progressed over the next 12 months, with a view to appointing a contractor and Commencing Construction in Q1/Q2 2022 subject to funding and Covid 19 restrictions.

Ballybrack pic 1 Q3

Site location - Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian & Cycle Track Phase 4

Ballybrack pic 2 Q3

Photo of completed Ballybrack Pedestrian & Cycle Track Phase 2/3