Active Travel Improvement Works - Maryborough Woods

Opendate_range10 Jun, 2022, 9:00am - 11 Jul, 2022, 5:00pm

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Active Travel Improvement Works at Maryborough Woods, Douglas.


Notice Under Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act 1994, Cork City Council hereby gives notice of its intention to carry out the following traffic management measures in the interest of the safety and convenience of road users.


Maryborough Woods, Douglas


It is proposed to provide segregated cycle tracks on both sides of the main distributor road through Maryborough Woods. These cycle tracks will provide a safe route for cyclists through the estate from Maryborough Hill to the Carrigaline Road.


The main elements of the proposed works are:

  • Provision of segregated cycle tracks at both sides of the main distributor road through the estate. The overall length of cycle infrastructure proposed is approximately 2.1 km. Most of this length will comprise of raised tracks separated from road traffic and adjacent to the footpath in the zone currently occupied by grass verges. The proposed surface colour of the cycle track will differentiate it from the footpaths. There is to be approximately 200m of on-carriageway cycle lanes in some locations.
  • Modification to kerbs and road widths to accommodate proposed cycling infrastructure.
  • Junctions are to be raised to provide suitable crossing points for both pedestrians and cyclists while also slowing vehicles for added safety.
  • New road marking and signage.
  • Other necessary associated works.


In accordance with the Habitats Directive, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening has been carried out for the project, in relation to any potential impacts upon the Cork Harbour Special Protection Area [Site No. 004030] and the Great Island Channel Special Area of Conservation [Site No. 001058]. The findings of the AA screening concluded that no significant effects on any Natura 2000 sites is likely and it was not necessary to undertake any further stage of the Appropriate Assessment process.


In addition, the proposed project has been screened to determine whether an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required and it has been concluded that the proposed development would not be likely to have significant effect on the environment and that the preparation and submission of an environmental impact report is not therefore required.


Details of the proposed works including an Appropriate Assessment screening report and Environmental Impact Assessment screening report are available for inspection online at and also at Reception Desk, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork on working days from Friday the 10th of June 2022 to Monday the 11th of July 2022 between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.


Any observations in relation to this proposal should be made electronically through or forwarded in an envelope marked Active Travel Improvement Works at Maryborough Woods, Douglasto Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Development, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork. Final date for submissions is 5.00 p.m. on Monday the 11th of July 2022.


All comments, including names and addresses of those making submissions and observations, submitted to Cork City Council in regard to this scheme, will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at the monthly meeting of Cork City Council. Accordingly, they will be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain. Cork City Council will retain data for no longer than is necessary and in accordance with the Council’s Retention Policy and relevant Data Protection legislation.


Dated 10th June 2022