Chesterfield Avenue Project
Chesterfield Avenue in the Phoenix Park is managed by the Office of Public Works (OPW). The OPW’s vision for the Phoenix Park is;
“To protect and conserve the historic landscape character of The Phoenix Park and its archaeological, architectural and natural heritage whilst facilitating visitor access, education and interpretation, facilitating the sustainable use of the Park’s resources for recreation and other appropriate activities, encouraging research and maintaining its sense of peace and tranquillity.”
The Chesterfield Avenue Project involves the upgrade of walking and cycle facilities in the Phoenix Park between Castleknock and Conyngham Road/Parkgate Street in a manner that is in keeping with the vision for the park into the future. It has been identified that improvements are needed to the built environment in the Phoenix Park to make the park a safer and more user-friendly place for pedestrians & cyclists. In particular, the infrastructure needs to be upgraded to provide improvements for people who may have mobility impairments, for wheelchair users, people with buggies and prams, and people with disabilities. Permanent segregated cycle facilities will be provided to include segregation between cyclists and vehicles through the junctions, and pedestrian crossings will be installed to improve safety and accessibility for all users of the park.
Project Support and Delivery
The National Transport Authority have granted approval for a Sustainable Transport Measures Grant for the Chesterfield Avenue Project. The Active Travel Programme Office in Dublin City Council will provide project management services to deliver the project through the design, planning and construction phases. The DCC Active Travel Programme Office design team will work collaboratively with the OPW to design and deliver the project.
The aim is to complete the detailed design of The Chesterfield Avenue Project in 2023 and commence construction works in Spring 2024.