New Urban Quarter For Dublin I...


New Urban Quarter For Dublin Includes Car-Free Streets

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:40 17 Aug 2022

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Plans have been unveiled for a new urban quarter at the western edge of Dublin city that would be virtually car-free.

It's estimated the 700-hectare site has the potential for 40,000 new homes and 75,000 jobs.

The City Edge Project, involving Dublin city council and South Dublin county council, covers a large brownfield land bank within the Naas Road, Ballymount and Park West areas.

It sits within the m50 and is just 15 minutes from the city centre. The aim is to create a new liveable, sustainable and climate resilient urban quarter that would be low car and would include car-free streets.

It would be one of the largest regeneration schemes in Europe, running over 50 years and would create a series of inter-connected residential-led neighbourhoods.

The area is already served by the Luas, buses and a railway station at Park West but the plan admits extra infrastructure will be needed, along with a comprehensive cycle network.

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