Traffic Management for LUAS Broombridge works on St Stephens Green

Summary of the proposed Revised Southside Traffic Management Measures to Facilitate LUAS Broombridge on St Stephens Green North and St Stephens Green East, Dublin 2

December 2012

Dublin City Council has made a Part VIII planning application for these works, under reference 3542/12 – It is now open for submissions so please have your say. The deadline for submissions is 14 January 2013.

An audio-visual presentation on the proposal is available be clicking here. (If it does not automatically start at the section of the meeting addressing the Luas traffic works, forward to the 35 minute mark).

The proposed works will comprise the reconfiguration of the road space along St Stephens Green North and St Stephens Green East to provide the following:

Removal of existing build out at the junction of St Stephens Green East, St Stephens Green North and Merrion Row.

Provision of island at the junction of St Stephens Green East and St Stephens Green North and a median along St Stephens Green North for approx 50 meters.

Relocation of the Grace Weir sculpture approx 8 meters to the west on the new proposed island.

Revised arrangements for eastbound traffic on St Stephens Green North between Kildare Street and Merrion Row to include:

-Reconfiguration of traffic lanes to provide one straight ahead lane onto Merrion Row.

-Provision of a loading bay along Shelbourne Hotel frontage.

-Widening of footpath between Kildare Street and Merrion Row from 2.6 meters to a maximum of 6 meters.

Revised arrangements for westbound traffic on St Stephens Green North between St Stephens Green East and Kildare Street to include:

-Reconfiguration of traffic lanes to provide one straight ahead lane onto St Stephens Green North.

-Provision of one right turn lane onto Kildare Street.

-Provision of a 1.75 metre wide cycle lane.

Revised arrangements for southbound traffic on St Stephens Green East between Merrion Row and Hume Street to include:

-Widening of footpath from 2.50 meters to 3.8 meters.

-Provision of a 1.75 meter wide cycle lane.

Revised arrangements for northbound traffic on St Stephens Green East between Hume Street and Merrion Row to include:

-Reconfiguration of traffic lanes to provide one turning lane onto St Stephens Green North.

-Provision of two right turning lanes onto Merrion Row.

-Removal of 12 no. pay and display car parking spaces.

-Provision of a 1.75 meter wide cycle lane.

Revised arrangements for southbound traffic on St Stephens Green East between Hume Street and Leeson Street to include:

-Provision of a dedicated left turn bus lane onto Leeson Street.

-Provision of a straight ahead lane onto Earlsfort Terrace for buses and vehicles exiting the existing private car park approx 34 meters from the junction of St Stephens Green East and Leeson Street.

Revised arrangements for northbound traffic on St Stephens Green East between Leeson Street and Hume Street to include:

-Reconfigure traffic lanes to provide 3 no. lanes approaching the new signalised junction.

-Provision of a 1.75 meter wide cycle lane.

Signalisation of the junction of Hume Street and St Stephens Green East to include:

-Removal of pedestrian crossing in the centre of St Stephens Green East.

-Provision of pedestrian crossing at the Hume Street junction.

-Provision of an advanced stop line for cyclists at the traffic lights on St Stephens Green East.

Relocate the existing dublinbikes stand from the centre of St Stephens Green East to the north of new signalised junction at Hume Street. The provision of 10 no. additional dublinbikes stands to the south of the new signalised junction.

Relocate existing bicycle parking from existing build out to Hume Street and St Stephens Green North.

Alterations to egress arrangements for private car park on St Stephens Green East allowing left only.