Safe Routes to School Round for Scoil Ghráinne

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Scoil Ghráinne Community National School is one of three schools in Dublin 15 selected for the next round of Safe Routes to School.

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programme was developed in partnership by the National Transport Authority and Green-Schools in 2020, to encourage more walking and cycling to school, reducing traffic on roads at peak times and improving air quality around schools.

Surveys of parents suggest that 16% of students travel to Scoil Ghráinne by car and 81% by Active Travel - walking, cycling and scooting. When parents were asked 96% said they would support works at the front of the school that improve student safety, putting pedestrians and cyclists first.

Walking to school and arriving by bus to this busy area can be made safer by reducing car idling and providing a safe place for buses to stop. The works will involve:
  • New crossing at Rosedale to make the walk to school much safer and easier.
  • Creating a school bus parking area next to the roundabout and extending the footpath to this area 
  • Adding bollards on both sides of Rosedale Road
  • Creating a new raised, zebra crossing on Rosedale Road and repainting the existing zebra crossing at the entrance to Phibblestown Wood
  •  Adding a new uncontrolled crossing with dished paving at the entrance to Rosedale Drive/Crescent     Adding high friction buff coloured road surfacing on Rosedale Road

The council will be liaising with the school, residents and other stakeholders in the coming weeks with construction expecting to begin before the summer.

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