Drimnagh’s Smarter Travel Initiative

The Drimnagh Smarter Travel (DST) initiative actively encourages people to think about and change how they travel, promoting ‘local living’. Additionally it encourages public realm improvements and changes around sustainable living, making it easier and safer to get around Drimnagh.

Officially launched in November 2011, DST has secured funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for Dublin City Council to implement 3 initial projects, due for completion by end 2012. When completed the initiative will deliver:
- Two new Slí na Sláinte walking routes – a 1.2km route in Lansdowne Valley Park and a 2km route along the Grand Canal
- Better signage and improved public lighting between Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin and the Drimnagh Luas stop
- New bicycle parking facilities at key locations, such as Galtymore Road and Our Lady’s Hospital

Drimnagh Smarter Travel evolved out of an extensive local area mapping and community consultation process in 2008, which resulted in an Integrated Area Plan (IAP) for Drimnagh. A window of opportunity arose in 2010 to fast-track the implementation of many of the framework plans proposed in the IAP via a Drimnagh Smarter Travel initiative. MCO worked with Dublin City Council and the community public private collaboration to develop the Drimnagh Smarter Travel Competition bid.

4D Applications

  • Concept
  • Mapping
  • Strategy
  • Broker
  • Implement