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.  The project recently has been split into two phases with construction on Phase 4A anticipated to commence in early Q3 2023.  This phase will also incorporate the recently approved Section 38 comprising of the linkage between Maryborough Woods and the pumping station site in Berkeley.


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.


Start: Engineering Consultant appointed Oct 2020 to progress the Detailed Design and delivery of Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian and Cycle Route Phase 4.

Finish: The Detailed Design and preparation of tender documentation for Phase 4A has been finalised and is currently under review with a view to appointing a contractor and commencing construction in the early Q3 2023.

For further information please contact Grainne Morgan, A/Senior Executive Engineer at email

Berkeley May 23

Site location - Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian & Cycle Track Phase 4