Public Consultation to take place for proposed Baggot Estate Active Travel Scheme

  • Artistic rendition of pedestrians on path sweeping through wooded area

Members of the public are being invited to make their views known on proposals to improve pedestrian and cycle linkage between the Ballinacurra Road and Rosbrien Road through the Baggot Estate Nature Park.

The works are proposed to enhance the pedestrian, cycling and recreational potential of the park, while serving existing residential, educational and leisure amenities in the area.

When complete, the proposed facility will provide onward connectivity to the city centre via the South Circular Road Active Travel Scheme and other connecting routes throughout Limerick’s Active Travel network.

An in-person consultation event will be held at County Hall in Dooradoyle on Tuesday, September 12th, offering people the chance to look at proposed options for the works, along with artist’s impressions of what the project may eventually look like.

A virtual public consultation room is to go live on the same date and will remain open for a two week period, until Tuesday, September 26th. The proposals will also be available to view in hard copy form in County Hall, Dooradoyle and City Hall, Merchants Quay over the same timeframe.

Senior Engineer with the Active Travel team at Limerick City and County Council, Sean McGlynn, commented:

“Rolling out and expanding the Active Travel network on the West side of Limerick city is beginning to take shape. This proposed Scheme through the Baggot Estate Nature Park is intended to enhance the attractiveness of short walking and cycling trips for those living in the Ballinacurra Road and Rosbrien Road areas. Significant work has been undertaken so far to bring these works to a concept development stage. We’re now looking to gather local feedback and views to ensure issues relevant to the community in terms of the impact of the works are focused on and addressed as the project moves forward.”

The proposed project is to be delivered by Limerick City and County Council’s Active Travel team and is being funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA).

You can find out more information and/or submit feedback about the proposed plans by:

  • Visiting the in-person information session in County Hall, Dooradoyle Road, Dooradoyle (V94 WV78) on Tuesday, September 12th, between 12pm and 6pm.
  • Visiting the Virtual Public Consultation Room from Tuesday, September 12th. This will remain accessible until Tuesday, September 26th.
  • Accessing and providing an online submission.
  • Viewing hard copies of preliminary options and drawings for the scheme which will be available in County Hall, Dooradoyle and City Hall, Merchants Quay between Tuesday September 12th and Tuesday September 26th.
  • In writing to: FAO Active Travel, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick V94 WV78
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