Kilcully Upper Glanmire Pedestrian Safety Scheme

Planning/Design Phase

Works Extent

The project is located in the Kilcully and Upper Glanmire areas of Cork City. It is proposed to provide a continuous footpath from St. Catherine's Cemetery, Kilcully eastwards along the L2962 road, connecting to the L2958 Upper Dublin Hill Road, located approximately 600m north of the Blackman Bar, Dublin Pike. The footpath will continue further north along the L2958 and stop before the Anname bridge.

Also proposed is a section of footpath on L2980 Dublin Pike Road, situated approximately 260m northbound from the intersection with L2958 Upper Dublin Hill Road. Figure 1 below indicates the course of this element of the scheme.

Kilcully Study Area R Sept

Figure 1 Kilcully Study Area

In Upper Glanmire a continuous footpath is proposed along the R616 Whites Cross Road, northbound from the intersection with L7071 road, leading to Whitecross GAA, to the Upper Glanmire National School.  Figure 2 below gives an indication of this.

Upper Glanmire Study Area R Sept

Figure 2 Upper Glanmire study area

The location identified and project scope outlined and shown in red in Figure 1 and Figure 2 are primarily to convey an approximate extent of the scheme.  It is considered to contain the substantial area within which pedestrian, VRU and active travel requirements will be reviewed and considered as part of the emerging preferred design.  It also identifies the substantial area within which the interventions will be identified, in accordance with national and international best practice.


  • Improving road safety;
  • Reducing vehicle speeds;
  • Providing pedestrian infrastructure with improved levels of service;
  • Facilitating and encouraging active travel and walking for pedestrians and vulnerable road users.


The Design Team (Mott McDonald Consulting Engineers) have been appointed for the Kilcully & Upper Glanmire Pedestrian Scheme.  The proposed works in Upper Glanmire received planning consent, the proposed works in Kilcully are currently out for consultation as a Part 8 Planning process.  Survey work to inform the scheme design is being undertaken.  Construction is expected to commence in 2023, subject to planning and financial approval. 

For further information please contact Paul Martin, Executive Engineer at email