Active Travel Projects

Details of active travel project in Kilkenny

Proposed Construction 2024 

Pococke Cycle Facility

Permeability links have been identified to provide throughways and shortcuts from one part of the city to another. Some of these links provide opportunities for off-road cycle facilities through parks and quiet roads to link residential services to local amenities and schools. At Pococke, an existing narrow path was widened to provide a 3m cycle path. Overgrown vegetation that posed a personal safety hazard and encroached on the existing path and adjacent footpath was removed. The cycle and footpath was framed with new tree planting to complement existing planting whilst sensitive to personal safety concerns.  Public lighting was provided to additional security. The new facility is attractive to users, well overlooked and connects neighbouring estates and local amenities encouraging people to walk, wheel, cycle or scoot in place of car journeys.  The 2nd phase of this project is due for completion in 2024.

Loughboy Park Cycle Facility

It is proposed to upgrade the cyclist link through Loughboy Pk to enhance the link from the schools on the Outrath Rd to the Bohernatounish Rd.

Construction of a new bridge and shared pedestrian and cyclist facility between Coote’s Lane and the N76 Ring Road, Kilkenny.

Gore’s Bridge Pedestrian Improvement Scheme

Safe Routes to School: Loreto Secondary School and St. Canice's Primary School

Safe Routes to School Graiguenamanagh

The three schools in Graiguenamanagh will benefit from front of school improvements and safe school zones with a new link from The Quay Car Park to Wood Rd and improved pedestrian facilities at all schools

Flaggy Lane and Bridge St., Callan

Safe Routes to School: St. Patricks De La Salle and John of God

An Taisce has completed a delivery plan for a safe school zone at these schools.  Front of school plans are currently being developed and the pedestrian and cyclist link to Coote’s Lane and the Callan Rd has been enhanced.

At Feasibility

Enhanced pedestrian and cyclist facilities on the ring road

A feasibility study is underway to enhance the pedestrian and cyclist crossing facilities on the ring road.

Laneway Network West of the City

A feasibility study has been conducted on enhancing the network of laneways to the west of the city.

Enhanced Pedestrian & Cyclist Facilities on the Radial Routes within Kilkenny City

The radial routes approaching Kilkenny City from the ring road are at various stages of feasibility and design.

Linear Park Boardwalk, Kilkenny City

The upgrade of the walking and cycling facilities at Linear Park is at feasibility stage.  This project includes an off-road tie-in linking the city to the Dublin Road via the Ossory Pedestrian Bridge.

Greensbridge Upgrade, Kilkenny City

The upgrade of the walking and cycling facilities at Green’s Bridge is at feasibility stage. 

Northern River Crossing, Kilkenny City

The provision of a new river crossing north of Green’s Bridge is at concept stage. 


Pedestrian Crossings

Pedestrian crossings have been installed at the following locations providing a safer pedestrian environment: Dean St., Kickham St, Callan Rd, Penneyfeather Way, Nuncio Rd and Bohernatounish Rd and Outrath Rd

Safe Routes to School Dunnamaggin

Pedestrian improvements in the vicinity of the school included the installation of two new pedestrian crossings, widening of an existing footpath and construction of new footpath linking the school to the existing car parking area at the parish church to facilitate a park and stride away from the school, to create a safe school zone.

Drakelands Footpath Scheme

Approximately 500m of a shared facility was constructed from Circular Road to serve Drakelands Middle Housing Development.

New Orchard Rd

Pedestrian and cyclist crossings on the New Orchard Road and Old Golf Links Road were upgraded to provide safe routes for a large number of residential pedestrians and cyclists using these

routes to access the city centre, a Lidl store, Newpark Shopping Centre and amenities.

Willow Close

Surfacing and public lighting was provided at Willow Close to link Willow Close to the Bennettsbridge Road creating a short cut to encourage walking and cycling to local facilities instead of car use

MacDonagh Junction Ramp

The installation of a new link ramp between MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre and the train station allows passengers getting off trains and buses to access the shopping centre via the Goods Shed Square directly. It removes the need for pedestrians to access the station via the hill on the Dublin Road as they can now take the lift or pedestrian-friendly access via the Dublin Road entrance to MacDonagh Junction.

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