Liffey Valley - Local Access Study
In 2017, SYSTRA were appointed by Hines Real Estate Ireland Ltd to undertake a Local Access Study to support the future growth of the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, in line with South Dublin County Council’s policy of promoting sustainable development through the creation of an integrated transport network that services the needs of communities and businesses.
The Study focuses on improving sustainable access to Liffey Valley from three local communities (Palmerstown, Lucan and Clondalkin). The identification of barriers to people travelling by bus, on foot, car-sharing or by bike to the Shopping Centre was key, and included:
- A thorough baseline review of existing transport provision
- Quality Audit of the current cycling and walking network to identify gaps
- Extensive consultation with local residents, staff working at the shopping centre, other local employers and stakeholders including Dublin Bus, the Gardai, the National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
The Study outcomes will be a set of evidence-based and prioritised recommendations to improve sustainable access to and from the local communities, utilising both qualitative and quantitative appraisal techniques (including the NTA’s Eastern Regional model). The emerging recommended measures focus on opportunities to replace short-distance single occupancy car trips with sustainable modes (walking, cycling, public transport use and car-sharing) to and from Liffey Valley.