Dodder Greenway Project 

(Images courtesy Hans-Peter Beinert)

Cllr Dermot Lacey cutting the ribbon with Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD

The Dodder Greenway project got underway in February last with the opening of the Ballsbridge to Donnybrook section, a 480m stretch that runs from Energia Park in Donnybrook to Anglesea Bridge in Ballsbridge and is a welcome attraction for cyclists and pedestrians alike, adding to the greening of our city. The greenway was opened by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and local Councillor Dermot Lacey, representing the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Cllr Lacey said: “I am delighted to be opening this section of the Dodder Greenway. In addition to contributing to our Climate Action goals, this car-free pathway opens up a beautiful section of Riverside. It will be an incredible amenity feature for the Donnybrook area, and indeed the city.”

The Greenway comes with a flood defence wall and river bank erosion protection measures, an improved signalised crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists at Donnybrook Road, and significant landscaping that includes a community plaza.

The proposed route forms part of Dublin City Council’s provision of circa 7.2km of high quality greenway along the River Dodder from Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 to Orwell Park, Dublin 14 which in turn is part of the larger 23km Dodder Valley Way that extends to the Dublin Mountains at Bohernabreena. The full Dodder Greenway will link in with the Dublin Docklands SDZ (proposed Liffey footbridges) in providing north-south city linkage for pedestrians and cyclists.

The Dodder Greenway Project – is part of the Dublin City Council (DCC) core Active Travel Network. It is funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA).