Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ)

Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ)


SYSTRA is supporting South Dublin County Council in the preparation of a Planning Scheme for lands at Clonburris, consisting of approximately 280 hectares of undeveloped land in west Dublin. The SDZ will provide residential development for approximately 20,000 people and 50,000 sqm of commercial development, as well as ancillary developments such as schools, rail infrastructure, emergency services and the provision of community facilities.


SYSTRA was responsible for the delivery of the following services:

  • Preparation of a baseline review to determine the existing traffic conditions, public transport services, walking and cycling infrastructure, demographic profile of the region and planned future developments/infrastructure
  • Development and testing of a large number of scenarios to inform the Traffic Impact Assessments and junction designs
  • Undertake an accessibility analysis and development of a walking and cycling strategy for the SDZ

The nature and scale of Clonburris SDZ generates a significant number of trips by all modes of transport and will therefore, have a multi-modal impact on the surrounding transport network. It is important to understand how access to and from, and within the SDZ area will be catered for.

The National Transport Authority’s East Regional Model (ERM) was utilised to assess strategic level multi-modal impacts generated by the SDZ for numerous forecast years and to support the development of a more detailed Local Area Model to assess local traffic conditions and impacts.

The purpose of the assessment was to assess, using the ERM model, the multi-modal performance of the SDZ area and surrounding transport network as it develops over the next 20 years in parallel with the evolving Greater Dublin Area (GDA) transport network, supplemented by a detailed analysis of the local road network.

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