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Save Shankill Village

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Save Shankill Village

The National Transport Authority of Ireland has announced the core bus corridor project. This project claims that it will; deliver 230 Km of dedicated bus lanes and 200 Km of cycle tracks along 16 routes inside of Dublin. Proposals are being met with strong opposition across Dublin and Shankill as a community and town has severe concerns about Route 13 from Bray to City Centre.

Save Shankill Village (SSV) are concerned and affected locals in Shankill and the surrounding areas. We are challenging and protesting the NTA and BusConnects proposals for Route 13 and in particular through Shankill Village, which will be destroyed if the proposals were to go ahead.

Why is this important?

166 properties (minimum) will be impacted by the project on Route 13, with removal of parking spaces in Shankill village, 330 roadside trees removed and new bus lanes introduced in acquired land spaces such as gardens and green areas. All for a maximum of 10 minutes (which we believe is exaggerated) saved bus time from Bray to City Centre.

The proposals impact local businesses, parking for elderly and disabled, damage and destruction of local heritage such as the old railway bridge, safety issues for school children, environmental damage and harm to local wildlife and not least, impacting local's gardens, green areas and quality of life.

Sign this petition, familiarise yourself with the plans on the website, and send in your objection through their online form here:

Route 13 Bray to City Centre Proposal Brochure:


How it will be delivered

We plan to deliver this petition to the NTA and BusConnects groups, and to our local TDs to showcase the needs of the locals in Shankill.

Shankill, Dublin, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • St. Mobhi road's pathways are being destroyed along with many trees. The same is happening with Leinster road. If this keeps up Dublin will be just like all the other environmentally bare towns and cities in the other countries. The Government can't just get rid of all this space just for more and more cars to fill up our roads. We have to act. Our environment and world's health are directly linked with Busconnects. This has to stop before it's too late.
  • Dont want the bus corridor, there is no room, we dont want to loose the village, our shops or pub, or post office. We need more car parking spaces.If we have a 4 lane corridor going to bray it will stop at the bray roundabout which will just increase traffic. This is a forested area, we do not want to loose the trees as they are a crucial part of the biosphere.
  • the whole idea is Insane


2019-05-16 12:27:32 +0100

We have passed 3,000 signatures which is quite an achievement. The NTA have been handed a hard copy of signatures as of Wed 8th May, and will be sent a soft copy (updated) before the closing date of May 31st for public submissions. Thank you so much to all who have signed and spread the word.

2019-04-07 14:58:13 +0100

Amazing to see us break through the 1,000 signatures mark - are we are still going. Keep signing and sharing this with neighbours, family and friends!

2019-04-05 08:42:02 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-03-13 18:52:33 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-03-11 13:07:17 +0000

The NTA have released dates for Information and Community forum meetings to be held in respect of phase 3 of Bus Connects project as follows for the Bray to City Centre Route 13.

The two events will take place in the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan (Park Hotel):

- NTA run Public Information Event - Tuesday 26th of March from 3pm-8pm

- NTA run Community Forum Event - Monday the 8th of April from 6.30pm-8pm

Residents Associations and Community Groups can pre-register to attend the Community Forum Event at

2019-03-08 09:55:33 +0000

205 signatures and counting!

2019-03-05 13:49:15 +0000

Amazing to see us approaching 150 signatures already. Let's keep this going!

2019-03-04 20:19:49 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-03-04 11:37:41 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-03-04 10:43:29 +0000

Making great progress already as we move towards 50 signatures in less than a day! Please share this petition with anyone that you know in Shankill who is impacted by these plans.

2019-03-04 10:10:36 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-03-03 18:45:36 +0000

10 signatures reached