STC B - Mayfield to City 

The Mayfield to City Sustainable Transport Corridor (STC B) commences at Tinker’s Cross intersection of the North Ring Road (R635) and Old Youghal Road. The corridor proceeds on Old Youghal Road to Dillon’s Cross. From here the corridor proceeds on Ballyhooly Road (R614) to St Luke’s Cross and onwards along Summerhill North towards the city centre. Old Youghal Road, Ballyhooly Road and Summerhill North are  constrained in a number of areas. It is proposed that bus priority along this corridor will be provided through several different measures such as turning restrictions, bus gates and traffic signals, as follows

  • An inbound bus gate (short sections of bus/cycle-only roadway) on Old Youghal Road at Tinker’s Cross. It is intended that this bus gate will operate during morning peak hours only.
  • An outbound bus gate on Old Youghal Road at Iona Park. It is intended that this bus gate will operate during the evening peak hours only.
  • A southbound ‘straight ahead’ restriction for general traffic on Ballyhooly Road at Glen Avenue. It is intended that this restriction will operate during morning peak hours only.
  • An outbound bus gate on Ballyhooly Road at Glen Avenue. It is intended that this bus gate will operate during the evening peak hours only.
  • Left turn bans onto Gordon’s Hill to complement the measures on Ballyhooly Road at Glen Avenue above.
  • Filtered permeability on York Hill to prevent through traffic, except pedestrians and bicycles.
  • A right turn ban from Summerhill North to Middle Glanmire Road.

Cyclists take an alternative route to buses commencing instead at the intersection of the North Ring Road (R635) and Colmcille Avenue, heading north towards Old Youghal Road via Iona Park. From here the facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and buses merge and travel west along Old Youghal Road as far as Murmont Lawn. From here a quiet street route is proposed via Leycester’s Lane and Middle Glanmire Road before cyclists continue to the city via Wellington Road, York Hill and Summerhill North.

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