Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network

Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network


The overall purpose of the Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network Scheme is to become part of a pedestrian and cycle network on the west side of the city which will provide a safe and attractive active travel route, catering for all users including commuters, leisure and family cycling groups.

Ultimately when the route is delivered, it will improve safety, reduce vehicle speeds, and contribute towards an increased number of trips in the area by pedestrians and cyclists. 

The Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network Scheme is 870m in length, stretching from the junction with Western Distributor Road at the south to the junction with Rahoon Road at the north. The proposed scheme involves the provision of a 14m wide cross-section with 2m raised adjacent cycle tracks on both sides of the road which will require some land-take from the eastern side. Raised zebra crossings at suitable intervals will also be installed.

The route connects residential areas with Gateway Retail Park, employment hubs, Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh and Galway Bohemians FC. The route also provides a link to the Western Distributor Road and which has a large employment, educational and retail catchment.

This proposal comprising of Bothár Stiofáin (which is identified in the Galway Transport Strategy as a Primary Cycle Route) is now being progressed under Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).

Galway City Council welcomes your support, questions and feedback on the Bóthar Stíofáin Pedestrian and Cycle Scheme proposals.

Post - Planning Department, Galway City Council, College Road, Galway
Email - planning@galwaycity.ie 

All submissions will be considered, and incorporated into the proposed design, where feasible within the design constraints, and beneficial for the scheme.

The deadline for submissions is 4pm on Friday, March 8th.  


Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network - Photographs

Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network - Information Leaflet - English

Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network - Information Leaflet - Gaeilge

Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network Scheme - Preliminary Business Case

Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network Scheme - Preliminary Design Report

Bóthar Stiofáin Cycle Network Scheme - Part 8 Planning Report

Bóthar Stiofain Cycle Scheme Technical Drawings

Part 8 Planning Application - Newspaper Advert (published in the Galway Advertiser on January 25th, 2024)


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