CH2M Barry were appointed by the National Transport Authority to undertake the Feasibility and Options Study for the Bray to UCD Core Bus Corridor.
A robust two-step route selection process was used to determine the best route available for the CBC among all the possible routes through the study area. The chosen route was then studied in detail and considering all the geometrical and environmental constraints, a concept design was prepared. This scheme will deliver substantially improved priority for buses, particularly in the sections where buses currently experience their longest delays. It will also enhance the existing bus infrastructure where appropriate, improve the pedestrian permeability and rationalise the bus stop locations. This improved bus priority will allow for a faster, more efficient and more attractive bus services which can compete more strongly with the private car as the primary mode of transport along this corridor.
In addition to this, cycle facilities have been provided for the length of the route in accordance with the “Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network Plan” and the “National Cycle Manual”. Existing safety concerns such as conflict between cyclists and pedestrians at bus stops and conflict between cyclists and left turning traffic at junctions were examined and the design greatly reduces this conflict. providing a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians on one of the busiest cycle routes in the city.