Cherrywood SDZ is strategically located in an undeveloped land-bank of approximately 360 Hectares, situated 16km south east of Dublin City Centre.
To understand the impact generated by Cherrywood SDZ, SYSTRA were required to provide advice at both the strategic and local transport level. A Transport Assessment Framework was undertaken to understand the impact generated by Cherrywood SDZ, its multi-modal infrastructural needs and phasing requirements. The framework established the transport modelling required to enable a clear understanding of both the strategic and local impacts of the Cherrywood SDZ.
The framework established a process of using the National Transport Authority’s East Regional Model (ERM) to assess strategic level multi-modal impacts generated for numerous forecast years. The ERM was also used to support the development of a more detailed Local Area Model.