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UCD has been proactive in improving sustainable transport to the Belfield campus for many years and is committed to continuing a sustainable transport policy. The main objective of the university's framework commuting strategy is the promotion of more sustainable modes of transport on campus, such as public transport, cycling and walking to reduce the dependence on car usage.

With the proposed new road configuration for the Gateway area, it is intended that the central portion of the N11 bridge will become a fully pedestrianised zone, providing direct and safe access for pedestrian discharge onto the bridge, plaza and plaza-to-campus spine link.

The bus facilities and staging area currently available on campus will be relocated within the design of the Gateway Project. Regarded as the busiest bus terminus in the country, up to 100 busses serve or enter the campus at the N11 gate each hour during peak usage. It is intended that the relocated bus terminus and centralised bus stops will better serve the campus given their location relative to the developing campus and the campus core.

Provision of quality covered cyclist parking is required in high visibility locations, providing safe storage and attracting users. In total, over 1,100 bicycle parking spaces must be accommodated in the Gateway area. The future car parking provision available from the N11 entrance will be provided in parking structures within the Gateway area.

Ingenhoven Architects has prepared an access and egress system to optimise the free flow of traffic and to minimise vehicular tailbacks onto the N11. This innovative approach will remove conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles, while providing parking to meet the needs of the Gateway Project and all replacement UCD car park spaces.

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