Merrion / Sandymount Traffic Proposal – Update

Posted March 8th, 2017

I have been in touch with the National Transport Authority (NTA) to get an update on the status of the proposal.

There were 700 submissions received during the public consultation phase, one of the highest amount for any public consultations carried out by the NTA. Due to the large numbers of submissions, the review will be going on well into April.

A consultation report will be produced at the end of the review. Following this the NTA will make its recommendation on whether to go ahead with the plan, amend the current plan or suggest something different. There will be further public consultation at that stage.

We will keep you updated on any further details as they become available.


20 December 2016

The consultation period for the National Transport Authority traffic proposal has been extended until the 31st January 2017.

To find details of the proposals and how you can make a submission, see below.


8 November 2016

I have been in touch with the National Transport Authority (NTA) to request that  a public information evening be held to discuss the proposed traffic management plan for the Merrion Gates area (see more on this below).

They have agreed to hold two meetings on the 22nd and 23rd November 2016 in the Tara Towers Hotel from 7 – 9.30pm.

For more information on the meetings and details on how to submit feedback to the plan, see a note I circulated here.


27 October 2016

The National Transport Authority (NTA) have come up with proposals to ease the worsening traffic issues in the Merrion Gate area, likely to become more acute as the frequency of the DART  increases. They want to hear your thoughts on this.

The aim of the proposals is to deliver benefits to bus and rail passengers, cyclists, pedestrians, and all road users.  A bridge for vehicles would be built along with an underpass for pedestrians and cyclists.

The plan would allow for the completion of the East Coast Trail including a two way cycle track from the city centre to Blackrock and also suggests a boardwalk along Sandymount Strand.

Read an RTE article on the topic here.

You can see the full NTA plan and give your feedback here. The closing date for submissions is 16th December 2016.