Local residents groups including ours have been campaigning to have a cycle track installed on Fortfield Road so children have safe access to Terenure College, Our Lady´s and St. Pius schools.
The development is situated in between two proposed Bus Gates in the BusConnects plan. Under the BusConnects Bus Corridor plan which is due to go to planning in the coming period, cars will not be able to access Kimmage Road Lwr from Fortfield Road due to a 24/7 bi-direcitonal Bus Gate. Cars will also not be able to access Terenure Village from Templeogue Road due to an inbound Bus Gate. Therefore it is paramount that active travel modes are provisioned for in the planning. Existing vehicular traffic will be squeezed down Terenure Rd West in order to access the inner city and this traffic backlog will be worsened by the development if alternatives are not put in place.
Wainsfort Road, Greenlea Road and College Drive have no public transport, and Fortfield Road will have one bus route which does not access Templeogue Road.The BusConnects team have not provisioned for any orbitals in the Fortfield area such as suggested along the R112, meaning residents will likely drive everywhere that doesn´t involve going to town.
The BTR nature of the development makes it highly unlikely that local residents will opt to live in this dwelling meaning that the occupants transport needs will be greater than if it were not BTR. High rental costs mean workers living in the development will be cut-off without adequate public transport that does not allow them access to neighbouring areas.