Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian & Cycle Route Phase 4

Planning/Design Phase

Works Extent

The scheme was initiated by Cork County Council who advanced the preliminary design and obtained Part 8 Planning approval in 2019.  Cork City Council assumed responsibility for the scheme following the Cork City boundary extension mid 2019.  Phase 4 involves the construction of circa 2.1km of 4m wide pedestrian and cycle path connecting the recently completed Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian and Cycle Track Phases 2 & 3 with Maryborough Hill and proposed new residential developments along the route.


This project aims to:

  • Enhance connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists;
  • Provide a safe and direct off road route for commuters, school and leisure users;
  • Create an environment which will encourage modal shift to sustainable forms of transport;
  • Improve quality of life for residents in the area;
  • Expand overall cycle network;
  • Reduce traffic volumes on the road network.


Start: Engineering Consultant appointed Oct 2020 to progress the Detailed Design and delivery of Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian and Cycle Route Phase 4.

Finish: The Detailed Design and preparation of tender documentation is currently being progressed with a view to appointing a contractor and commencing construction at the end of Q1 2023.

Ballybrack pic 1 Q3

Site location - Ballybrack Valley Pedestrian & Cycle Track Phase 4

Ballybrack pic 2 Q3

Photo of completed Ballybrack Pedestrian & Cycle Track Phase 2/3