The National Transport Authority (NTA) has submitted a planning application to An Bord Pleanala for the Core Bus Corridor running from Liffey Valley to the City Centre. The route passes through Ballyfermot, Inchicore, Old Kilmainham and the James Street area, Thomas Street and High Street. The aim of the Core Corridors is to host high frequency ‘spine’ routes and to provide improved cycleways and pedestrian facilities on what are the main radial routes into the city centre.
The Liffey Valley to City Centre route is one of a number of corridors that will pass through The Liberties, with planning applications being made later this year for routes along the Quays, Cork Street and Clanbrassil Street.
The current iteration of plans is the result of a number of public consultations undertaken since 2018. The proposals are now submitted to An Bord Pleanala for determination. Public submissions can be made in writing on the final plans by 13th September 2022.
The main proposals affecting James Street, Thomas Street and High Street include:
Full details of the proposal can be found on a dedicated website: www.liffeyvalleyscheme.ie. There are extensive documents included here such as environmental impact statements, design reports, technical report, measures relating to potential CPOs of property etc. The best documents to look at for a general overview of the scheme are the Preliminary Design Report, general arrangement drawings and landscape drawings.
Busconnects Liffey Valley Scheme: www.liffeyvalleyscheme.ie.