New Pedestrian and Cycle plaza in Castleknock

Notice of Intention to Extinguish the Public Right of Way at Old Navan Road/Castleknock Tennis Club has just been posted on the Fingal County Council website. A public consultation will be open for submissions until 4.30pm on 22nd March. The Castleknock tennis club are building 2 extra courts but is donating space from its current car park to build a plaza beside the current M50 crossing. The current design quality is poor and public space is not inviting. The new graphic shows a more inviting public plaza with shared pedestrian and cycling access. The shared pedestrian and cycle bridge provides access to the Educate Together, St Brigids National Schools and St Brigids GAA Club. The M50 bridge will remain open during construction. More details are posted on Fingal County Council website. https://consult.fingal.ie/en/consultation/notice-intention-extinguish-pu…

What is not clear from the designs is how cars will access the Tennis club when the extension is finished and potential issues with conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists and tennis players attending the club. Dublin Cycling Campaign welcomes the planned improvements to the public space at this location but more should be done to protect cyclists along the old navan road to Auburn avenue to make connectivity across the M50 more attractive. A video posted on YouTube gives you an idea of the overpass at the moment. https://youtu.be/OCPXuJPr1hk

NOTICE PUBLISHED ON FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL WEBSITE

Roads Act 1993 – Section 73

Notice of Intention to Extinguish the Public Right of Way at Old Navan Road/ Castleknock Tennis Club

Notice is hereby given that Fingal County Council in pursuance of its function under Section 73 of the Roads Act 1993 proposes, as local authority for the administrative area of the County of Fingal to make an order that the public right of way described in the schedule hereunder shall be extinguished.

A copy of drawing no. EX-01-16 indicating the public right of way to be extinguished may be inspected from Friday 8th February 2019 to Friday 8th March 2019 as follows:

Fingal County Council Offices, Civic Office, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm

The proposed schemes can also be viewed on-line on the Fingal County Council website: http://consult.fingal.ie

The Notice of Intention to Extinguish the Public Right of Way at the Old Navan Road/Castleknock Tennis Club relates to the road and will not affect access to the M50 overpass. The extinguishment relates to a road closure process for the Old Navan Road as part of the proposed development by Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club for the extension of their indoor courts building and the provision of a public plaza. The Public plaza will redesign the dark cul de sac into a brightly lit public space enhancing access to the over pass for pedestrians and cyclists. Please see image below. Access to the overpass will be maintained during the construction period. Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club will be holding an information evening regarding the Development.

Objections or representations regarding the proposed extinguishment may be made in writing to Ms. Olivia McCormack, Administrative Officer, Operations Department, Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 to arrive no later than 4.30pm on Friday 22nd March 2019.

Olivia McCormack

Administrative Officer

Castleknock Mulhuddart Operational Area

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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