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Naas to Kill Cycle Scheme

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (as amended)

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (as amended) (Part 8)

 

Naas to Kill Cycle Scheme – Reference P82017.014

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the above, Kildare County Council proposes to upgrade approximately 4.55km of the road between ‘The Ball’ at The Dublin Road Roundabout (Naas) to Kill village, via Johnstown, terminating at Scoil Bhride, Kill.  The proposed development will generally comprise of shared pedestrian and cycle facilities and traffic management measures.  The proposed development, which is the subject of this Part 8, will include the following:

 

 

(a)  Naas to Johnstown:

The section from ‘The Ball’ at The Dublin Road Roundabout (Naas) to Johnstown village consists of approximately 850m of 3.0m wide shared use pedestrian and cycle path.  Along this segment, the current shared pedestrian and cycle track will be effectively maintained in its current form with

improvements to signage, surfacing and lighting incorporated.

 

(b)  Johnstown Village

Section 2:  The section of the scheme within Johnstown is comprised of approximately 500m of road and street carriageway and footpath through Johnstown Village. Within the village it is proposed to implement speed management and traffic calming measures.  This will facilitate a self-

regulating 30kph speed limit environment which will facilitate a shared street mixed traffic regime wherein cyclists will cycle on street.  Pedestrians will utilise the existing footpaths.  

2 no. car parking spaces are proposed for removal in order to facilitate a proposed pedestrian crossing.

 

(c)  Johnstown to Kill

The section of the scheme between Johnstown and Kill consists of approximately 1.7km of 3.0m wide shared use pedestrian and cycle path. 

Along this segment, the current shared pedestrian and cycle track will be effectively maintained in its current form with improvements to signage, surfacing and lighting incorporated. 

 

(d)  Kill Village (Including route to Scoil Bhride)

The Kill Village section consists of approximately 1.5km of road and street carriageway through Kill Village.  Within the village it is proposed to implement speed management and traffic calming measures.  This will facilitate a self-regulating 30kph speed limit environment which, in turn, will

facilitate a shared street mixed traffic regime wherein cyclists will cycle on street.  It is also proposed to provide an off road shared path pedestrian and cycle provision within the village for use by vulnerable cyclists.  This will be achieved by upgrading the existing footpath and making

alterations to the southern kerblines along the road and street carriageway in Kill.  The route on approach to Scoil Bhride will also benefit from an upgrade of the Earls Court junction to a raised priority controlled junction and the upgrade of the school access junction to a mini roundabout

junction. 

6 no. car parking spaces are proposed for removal in order to facilitate the proposed 3.0m wide shared path facility.

 

In accordance with S. I. 476, 2011, Section 250, Planning and Development (Amendment) (No.3) Regulations 2011, the first stage of the Appropriate Assessment process, screening, has been completed in compliance with the relevant European Commission and national guidelines.

 

Plans and particulars of the proposed scheme will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during normal opening hours at the following locations from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. from Tuesday 3 October 2017 until Tuesday 31 October 2017.

 

 

Kildare County Council, Roads Transportation and Public Safety Department, Level 4, Áras Chill Dara, at the address below.

 

Kildare County Council, Level 2, Áras Chill Dara, at the address below.

 

Naas Library, The Harbour, Naas, Co. Kildare.

                                                           

 

Plans and particulars of the proposed scheme will also be available to view on Kildare County Council’s website at www.kildare.ie/countycouncil

 

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the proposed development would be situated, may be made in writing to:     

 

Senior Executive Officer,

Roads Transport and Public Safety Department,

Kildare County Council,

At the address below

 

Or by email to roadssubmissions@kildarecoco.ie on or before 12 noon on Wednesday 15 November 2017.

 

Submissions should be headed: 

“Naas to Kill Cycle Scheme – Reference P82017.014”

 

All comments, including names of those making comments, submitted to the Council in regard to this scheme will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented to the monthly meeting of Kildare County Council. Accordingly they will also be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain.

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