Chapter 12: Sustainable Transportation

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The following material alterations are proposed to Chapter 12 –  Sustainable Transportation.  The proposed alterations should be read in conjunction with the original draft chapter which can be viewed here.

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Section 12.0     Introduction

In particular, the achievement of the following goals shall be at the core of all aspects of the transportation objectives of this plan:

  • Facilitating modal shift (compared to current modal spilt, as shown table to follow) to more sustainable transport options by:
    • Support of investment programmes and any associated infrastructure development that deliver improvements to public transport infrastructure and services, in particular the upgrading of the Dublin – Rosslare train line, improved DART Services, bringing the Luas or other mass transit to Bray and Fassaroe and the development of improved bus services in all parts of the County;
    • Promotion of development patterns that facilitate the delivery of local public transport links within towns (including feeder buses to train / Luas stations and other transport interchanges), between towns and in rural areas;
    • Promoting development of ‘Park and Ride’ facilities, particularly for access to public transport but also to encourage carpooling and discourage single occupancy vehicles;
    • Delivering improvements to the pedestrian environment and promoting walking as a mode of transport through the provision of new and improvement of existing walking facilities throughout the County;
    • Delivering improvements to cycling facilities and promoting cycling as a mode of transport through the provision of new and improvement of existing cycling facilities throughout the County;
    • Working with the NTA on the implementation of local projects which support pedestrian and cyclist permeability, safety and access to schools and public transport.
  • Supporting the transition from existing fossil fuel vehicles to clean renewable vehicles, support and facilitate the transition to electric vehicle (EV) use, including measures for more recharging facilities and prioritise EV parking in central locations.
  • More effectively managing vehicular traffic and car parking in town and village centres to make public transport, walking and cycling more attractive option for availing of town / village centre services.
  • Facilitating the improvement of the existing road network, to enhance safety for all users, and to remove bottlenecks and hazards.
  • Improving east – west linkages in the County, as well as linkages between the west and south of the County to other counties.
  • Ensuring that vehicular and pedestrian environments can be used by all people, regardless of their age, size, disability or ability.

Modal Split (trips to work and school)

Active

Public Transport

Private vehicles

 

2011

2016

2011

2016

2011

2016

Bray

21%

20%

21%

21%

58%

57%

Wicklow - Rathnew

18%

15%

8%

10%

74%

75%

Greystones- Delgany

10%

11%

22%

22%

68%

67%

Arklow

22%

24%

5%

5%

72%

71%

Blessington

19%

19%

9%

10%

72%

71%

Baltinglass

28%

34%

4%

4%

68%

62%

Enniskerry

6%

5%

18%

17%

76%

78%

Kilcoole

17%

17%

15%

16%

68%

67%

Newtown

12%

10%

17%

18%

71%

72%

Rathdrum

22%

24%

7%

6%

72%

70%

 

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Section 12.8    Sustainable Transportation Objectives

Sustainable Mobility Objectives

CPO 12.3         In collaboration and with the support of the relevant transport agencies, to prepare and / or update existing Area Based Transport Assessments and Local Transport Plans for all towns in Levels 1-4 of the County settlement hierarchy, (namely Bray and environs, Wicklow – Rathnew, Arklow, Greystones – Delgany, Blesssington, Baltinglass, Enniskerry, Kilcoole, Rathdrum and Newtownmountkennedy) and any other settlement where it is deemed necessary by the Planning Authority and utilise these assessments and plans to inform land use and investment decisions, including the preparation of future Local Area Plans.

 

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Section 12.8    Sustainable Transportation Objectives

Climate Action & Environmental Protection Objectives

CPO 12.8          To require the implementation of the following standards for EV charging in new developments:

Building type

Requirement

New buildings

and buildings undergoing major renovation

Non-residential buildings with more than 10 parking spaces within property boundary.

Installation of at least 1 recharging point.

Installation of ducting infrastructure for at least 1 in 5 parking spaces.

Residential multi-unit buildings.

Installation of 1 recharging point for every 10 car parking spaces (with a minimum 1 for developments under 10 spaces)

Installation of ducting infrastructure for every parking space within property boundary.

New (single-unit residential) buildings

New ‘own door’ dwelling with car parking space located within the property boundary.

Installation of recharging points for electric vehicles on site.

New (single-unit residential) buildings

New ‘own door’ dwelling served by shared car parking areas or car parking spaces not within the dwelling site boundaries.

Installation of 1 recharging point for every 10 dwellings  (with a minimum 1 for development under 10 dwellings) which is available to all residents

Installation of ducting infrastructure for every parking space within development

 

 

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Section 12.8    Sustainable Transportation Objectives

Public Transport Objectives

CPO 12.20        To cooperate with the NTA and other relevant transport planning bodies in the delivery of a high quality, integrated and accessible transport system in County Wicklow.

 

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Section 12.8    Sustainable Transportation Objectives

Public Transport Objectives

CPO 12.21        To promote the development of transport interchanges and ‘nodes’ where a number of transport types can interchange with ease. In particular:

  • to facilitate the development of park and ride facilities at appropriate locations along strategic transport corridors which will be identified through the carrying out of required coordinated, plan-led transport studies and consultation with the appropriate transport agencies and /or Regional Authority ;
  • to support and facilitate the enhancement of the strategic park and ride at Greystones as identified in the RSES;
  • to enhance existing parking facilities at / near and the improvement of bus links to the train stations in Bray, Greystones, Kilcoole, Rathdrum, Wicklow and Arklow;
  • to require electric vehicle charging points to be incorporated into all car parks at public transport nodes;
  • to promote car sharing parking spaces at premium locations in car parks;
  • to promote the linkage of the Luas extension or other mass transit to Bray town centre, Bray train station and Fassaroe;
  • to promote the Luas extension from City West/ Tallaght to Blessington;
  • to support the enhancement of public transport services and infrastructure in West Wicklow and in particular to support the improvement of bus services / bus priority on the N81, bus linkages to rail stations and the development of park-and-ride facilities at strategic locations;
  • to encourage the improvement of bicycle parking facilities at all transport interchanges;
  • to improve existing and provide new footpath / footway linkages to existing / future transport interchange locations; and
  • to support the development of bus shelters,that shall incorporate disabled access and bicycle parking facilities where possible.
  • to promote and support the development of fully accessible public transport services and infrastructure, that can be used by all people, regardless of their age, size, disability or ability.

 

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Section 12.8    Sustainable Transportation Objectives

Public Transport Objectives

CPO 12.22        To continue to work with Iarnrod Eireann and the NTA on the improvement of mainline train and DART services into Wicklow and in particular,

  • To facilitate all options available to increase capacity through Bray Head and along the coastal route south of Greystones.
  • To support the delivery of the DART + programme
  • To support electrification of the rail line south of Greystones and the provision of high speed and high frequency services on the existing underutilised south east rail line to south Wicklow.

 

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Section 12.8    Sustainable Transportation Objectives

Public Transport Objectives

CPO 12.23        To ensure the continued and long term operation of and that possibilities for improvement of the Dublin – Rosslare line, including the re-opening of closed stations, are maintained and to ensure that land uses adjacent to former stations are appropriate and can facilitate future improvements. In particular:

  • to ensure coastal protection measures are put in place to protect the railway line from coastal erosion and to consider identifying corridor options for route continuity in the event of coastal land loss.
  • to resist any development within 20m of the railway line;
  • to resist demolition or removal of any former train station structures or apparatus, other than for safety reasons;
  • to require any development proposals in the vicinity of former train stations to be so designed to facilitate future access to the station and to reserve adequate space for future car parking

 

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Section 12.8    Sustainable Transportation Objectives

Public Transport Objectives

CPO 12.24        To support the undertaking of a study to assess the feasibility of extending regular rail services to south Wicklow.

 

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Section 12.8    Sustainable Transportation Objectives

Public Transport Objectives

CPO 12.27        To promote the delivery of improved and new bus services both in and out of the County but also within the County by:

  • supporting the development and delivery of bus service enhancement projects, including BusConnects and measures to improve bus priority such as additional bus lanes and priority signalling etc as may be deemed appropriate;
  • facilitating the needs of existing or new bus providers with regard to bus stops and garaging facilities (although unnecessary duplication of bus stops on the same routes / roads will not be permitted);
  • requiring the developers of large-scale new employment and residential developments in the designated key towns in the County that are distant (more than 2km) from train / Luas stations to fund / provide feeder bus services for an initial period of at least 3 years;
  • promoting the growth of designated settlements to a critical mass to make bus services viable and more likely to continue;
  • provision of bus lanes on M11 / N11;
  • to work with Bus Eireann and the NTA to improve services in south and west Wicklow.

 

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Section 12.8    Sustainable Transportation Objectives

General Road Objectives

CPO 12.36        Objectives for the M/N11:

  • Upgrading of the N11/M11 between the northern County boundary to Junction 14 Coyne's Cross in line with the conclusions of the on-going N11/M11 upgrade study, including enhanced road capacity, ancillary and associated road schemes, provide additional lanes, and safety improvements to the main carriageway and all necessary improvements to associated junctions (including service roads and linkages to cater for local traffic movements);
  • Improving the M11 / M50 merge; Improving the downstream southbound capacity of the N11/M11 south of the M50 to alleviate issues at the M50 / M11 merge;
  • Upgrading the N11 interchange at the Glen of the Downs to facilitate the provision of a northern link road from the N11 to Greystones;
  • Upgrade Ballyronan Interchange to facilitate improved access to Newtownmountkennedy and a possible link road from Ballyronan to Kilcoole;
  • The provision of a third interchange on the Arklow by-pass, linking the M11 to Vale Road.

 

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Section 12.8    Sustainable Transportation Objectives

Strategic Sites in Bray Objectives

CPO 12.66        To continue to work with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, and the transport agencies to facilitate the delivery of key enabling infrastructure required to develop the two strategic sites, especially for the westward extension of the town to Fassaroe, including Bray-Fassaroe public transport links and road improvements; and the development of an amenity and active travel walking and cycling route between the Bray Harbour area northwards to the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown administrative area to provide for future connection to the proposed Woodbrook DART station. 

 

Clár ábhair

Baile

Ballymore welcomes and supports this amendment.
Please see attached submission on behalf of Electricity Supply Board
Please find attached the NTA's submission on the Material Amendments. This submission relates to a number of amendments across the development plan. Kind regards, David Clements
Department of Transport submission
Submission on behalf of Department of Transport