Atkins-designed Cruagh Wood Greenway completed – Irish Building
The Cruagh Wood Greenway, designed by Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has been completed and is now opened to the public. Located in Stepaside, County Dublin, the greenway and associated boardwalk structure form part of a ‘feeder route’ on the Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network Plan.
Situated between Clay Farm Phase One and Cruagh Wood residential estates, the path reduces the travel distance between Cruagh Wood and the Leopardstown Valley Green Line Luas tram stop on Ballyogan Road from 3.4km to less than 1km, encouraging more sustainable modes of transport such as walking and cycling.
The greenway, which began construction in August 2019, is 4m wide and 850m in length, and includes a 90m long boardwalk structure which boasts bespoke stainless steel handrails and a glass reinforced plastic (GRP) deck. The greenway also features a dimmable public lighting system that minimises disruption to surrounding wildlife. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council conditioned the planning permission of the Clay Farm development to allow for the construction of the greenway.
The new greenway will provide a safe route for residents of Cruagh Wood, Stepaside Park and Stepaside Village, to the LUAS Green Line at Leopardstown Valley, as well as Leopardstown Shopping Centre, local schools and the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus.