Bath Avenue Sli na Slainte

Cllr. Kieran Binchy is delighted that after many years of hard work by the Bath Avenue Residents Association on the issue, a decision has been made to proceed with the proposed Londonbridge Slí na Sláinte as proposed by the Bath Avenue Residents Association.

 

Councillor Kieran Binchy on the Dodder walkway

Councillor Kieran Binchy on the Dodder walkway

The proposed route was walked by reps from SE Area Office, BADRA, SAMRA, IHF and Sandymount Tidy Towns Committee on 20th October 2014. Led by the IHF the group walked the full route stopping at staging points where signage or new poles were required. By agreement there were a number of points where it was agreed that new poles could be dispensed with and existing public lighting poles/Aviva directional poles used instead. Along the 3.7km route only four new poles are now required and only one of these is in the Sandymount Architectural Conservation Area. This pole outside the Spar shop at the corner of Claremont Road and Sandymount Road could be affixed in the location of a missing traffic bollard. Having assessed the route the IHF state that ‘the proposed route meets our criteria for what constitutes a suitable safe, accessible Slí na Sláinte route….’

 

Following mitigation of signage requirements along the route a decision has been made to proceed with the proposed Slí na Sláinte. IHF will commence preparation of art work for the brochure and map board in conjunction with BADRA and arrangements will be made to procure the required signage. The Slí na Sláinte is likely to be launched in January 2015 when flood alleviation works along Beatty’s Avenue are completed.

 

KB Sli na Slainte (600x800)