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   DLR propose to carry out mobility interventions and public realm enhancements in Dalkey Town, which will be installed on a temporary basis in response to Covid-19 to facilitate safe physical distancing for pedestrians and cyclists, to encourage active and sustainable mobility and support local businesses reopening. This is in line with current Government public health advice where people are advised to walk or cycle if they can and to avoid using public transport unless they need to. Specifically, these measures are aligned with Government advice under the Interim Advice Note on Covid-19 to the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMURS), which requires local authorities to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic so as to take ‘immediate steps’ to create an ‘environment that is safe and welcoming in support of communities and the reopening of business’.
    The core elements of the scheme include maintenance of the existing 2-way traffic arrangement on Castle St., but with the width of carriageway significantly reduced, most of the on-street parking removed and the resulting space reallocated to provide additional public space for the safe movement and enjoyment of people, placemaking and to facilitate businesses as they reopen.  Bob Hannan, our Senior Architect, who has been integral to the design, had this to say about the proposals: The interventions at Dalkey are based on a 'shared streets' concept. Shared space is an urban design approach that minimizes the segregation between modes of road user. This is done by reducing standard road features such as road surface markings and traffic signs. In this arrangement, cars, pedestrians and cyclists will all interact within the same space but are encouraged to move slowly. This will be achieved by way of a narrower carriageway which will have a coloured surface to distinguish it from a normal road. The careful placing of public benches and trees will further indicate that this is a calmed environment.. At the same time clear routes will be maintained along existing footpaths for those with mobility and visual impairments. It is considered that this approach is appropriate for a heritage town such as Dalkey and will further enhance the rich streetscape and historic environment.
    We have had very positive engagement with the local community, including businesses and residents, and we are cognisant of the concerns regarding safety in the streets and residential areas surrounding Castle St. and we believe this set of measures will improve road safety, promote active mobility and support the local economy. We also believe that these interventions will provide a safe and attractive option for students to walk or cycle to school, with many schools located within the Dalkey area, when schools reopen in late August and late September.
    Much of the standard car parking spaces on Castle St. will be removed to create expanded pedestrian zones which will offer opportunities for cafes and restaurants to use the public realm whilst ensuring safe physical distancing is adhered to. Businesses like cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops will be able to avail of the Council’s recently-announced special free Covid-10 licence for tables and chairs in this new reallocated space. For spaces not used by local businesses, DLR will be installing seating and benches to encourage people to come to the town to enjoy what will be a safer and welcoming urban space.
    The measures are being put in place on a temporary basis and we will use our dynamic design and build model to install measures and make changes and improvements as needed. We will work closely with the local community and businesses and other stakeholders as we do this. It is intended that works would commence in early August 2020 and take approximate 4 weeks to complete
                                                                               Key Features of the Scheme
   The ‘squareabout’ at the west end of the town on will be narrowed to a single lane for inbound traffic at the Post Office, with the bus stop built out to create additional space along the kerbside for a new loading bay. The traffic island at the squareabout will be removed to facilitate the new layout. The taxi rank will be moved toward the northside of the squareabout closer to the petrol station to enable a new loading bay and disabled parking space to be installed at the east side of the squareabout. The area highlighted in yellow near the squareabout will be reclaimed as a public space and used for placemaking, such as the installation of planters, benches, tables and chairs, etc., as well as for the provision of additional bike parking.
    Castle St. (from approx. the church car park to the Convent Road junction) will be narrowed to 4.8 metres in width as allowed for in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMURS), becoming a shared and calmed space with no centre line and surfaced with a buff-coloured material, similar to what we are using on the Coastal Cycle Route and in Blackrock Village. On Castle St. we will be providing 2 No. disabled car parking spaces and 2 No. loading bays. The loading bays will be dual use and will revert to standard parking after a specified time, typically 11 am. Additional bike parking will be provided within the enhanced public realm space in the town. Along Castle St. there are a number of the existing indented areas which will be ‘infilled’. Some of the reclaimed space on the street will be quite narrow and just using bollards would not provide useful additional space. We will trial more significant interventions in these areas to extend the path out to the new edge at the same level. We may have to alter drainage in the area to accommodate this.
   The area of road space at the Corner Note cafe is being modified, with the turning radius tightened to help calm traffic and also to provide additional public realm space. There will also be a number of important safety interventions along Convent Road, including the narrowing of carriageway to a consistent width all along the road (to reduce speeding in areas with no parking), introduction of staggered parking, widening of the footway and the provision of bollards and hatched line marking outside the houses with access directly onto the road. By making these interventions on Convent Road we will be in a position to provide a safer walking and cycling route for residents and parents and children attending the local schools often accessed via Convent Road.
   There will be no loss of parking as a result of interventions on Convent Road, and in fact it is proposed to provide 1 or 2 additional car parking spaces on Convent Roadfor residents. A proposal to provide a new dual use loading bay on Coliemore Road, past it’s junction with Convent Road, for use by businesses located in that part of the town. Public transport will not be adversely impacted by the proposed changes   DLR propose to carry out mobility interventions and public realm enhancements in Dalkey Town, which will be installed on a temporary basis in response to Covid-19 to facilitate safe physical distancing for pedestrians and cyclists, to encourage active and sustainable mobility and support local businesses reopening. This is in line with current Government public health advice where people are advised to walk or cycle if they can and to avoid using public transport unless they need to. Specifically, these measures are aligned with Government advice under the Interim Advice Note on Covid-19 to the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMURS), which requires local authorities to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic so as to take ‘immediate steps’ to create an ‘environment that is safe and welcoming in support of communities and the reopening of business’.


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DALKEY TAKES HOME GOLD IN 2019 NATIONAL TIDY TOWNS AWARDS
Over the 60 years of National Tidy Towns Awards, this year saw a record number of 918 entries. Earlier today, representatives from all over Ireland arrived at Dublin’s Helix Theatre to hear the results. Minister Michael Ring and RTE Presenters Mary Kennedy and Ann Cassin joined the SuperValu sponsor’s Martin Kelleher to hear who had come out on top. It was standing room only with full coverage by RTE to be aired later.
THE GREAT NEWS IS THAT DALKEY CAME IN THE TOP 6% OF ALL 918 ENTRIES
AND WON THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE CATEGORY FOR POPULATIONS OF BETWEEN 5,001 AND 10,000.

Dalkey also won a Highly Commended Award in the County Awards – another prized category.
Big congratulations to our Dalkey Tidy Towns team who worked tirelessly throughout the year to keep us up there with the best of the best. Thank you also to DLRCC, our Shop Keepers, Business Owners and Neighbours, who all did their bit to achieve this major recognition. Present at the Helix Theatre to hear the good news were Dalkey Tidy Towns members Des , Frank, Fiona & Michael. Tonight, the Dalkey Tidy Towns team will all meet to celebrate in our Town – and tomorrow morning, they will be back in Dillon’s Park to continue their work to make even more improvements for the 2020 Awards !

GRAFFITI TAGS REMOVED 2014 to 2019

  
  

A Walk of about 13k   Dun Laoghaire,  Dalkey,  Killiney incl photo's
A loop walk that follows the coast to Dalkey, Killiney, returning to Dun Laoghaire via The Metals

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Do you have a free hour or two each week, we'd love to have you join us".
Could you please spare Dalkey Tidy Towns, an hour or few hours a week / month
to help our committee improve our fantastic area.
Just email us ( link below ) or just arrive, and / or, bring a friend.

Please join us for a morning (or even an hour) of activity to improve Dalkey Heritage Town

email:  Contact Us    or:-        Watch This Space

Your help will go a long way to make the most of our lovely heritage town
Is deas an rud an beagán ach é a dhéanamh go maith.



Free Aerobics class / weekly clean ups, for all ages.

Winter Schedule     from 1st Oct until last week of April
Every Tuesday
10.30am / 12 noon
meet at Writers Corner
Every Thursday of month
10.30am / 12 noon

meet at Dillon's Park, Coliemore Road. also Writers Corner

Saturday - Specials 10.30am / 11.30am To suit Gaisce/Transition students
meet at "Writers Corner," Castle Street / St Patrick's Ave.
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Litter patrols from April to October are weekly sessions.
Summer Schedule
    for the remainder of the year

Every   Tuesday of month

10.30am / 12 noon
meet at "Writers Corner," Castle Street / St Patrick's Ave.
Every Thursday of month
10.30am / 12 noon

meet at Dillon's / Sorrento Parks,     Coliemore Road.
and / or "Writers Corner,"

Every  Saturday of month
10.30am / 12 noon
meet at "Writers Corner," Castle Street / St Patrick's Ave.
                      If anyone would like to join a new group for an evening clean-up,
                                     Please:-    Contact Us 
                 If you are interested to know more please
call Terry on 086 123 9490
                        click link to email    Contact Us     (anti spam link)

We know that a lot of individuals do a clean up in the in their area, but if we can
do it on the same day, to raise general awareness it would be great.

Please encourage as many of your communities, clubs and neighbour's to participate each week.

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The Dalkey Tidy Towns committee works with many other voluntary bodies in the task of improving our Towns environment, together with the co-operation of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.

We welcome you to tour the site and see what's been achieved and how much more must be done.


We would dearly love to get more people involved and if you would like to know how you could help please visit the web page "Helpers Wanted"

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