Road Sweeping

We are currently pressing BAM contractors to ensure that they increase the daily frequency of road sweeping between their intermediate compound on Davitt Rd and Suir bridge. The road has been left in a terrible state over this last week. The NCH monitoring committee have also been updated on the issue. 06/Dec/2019.

Davitt Road Traffic

Sources: Powerscar Datalogic and National Paediatric Hospital Sources

In October 2014 a Traffic Study of Davitt Road carried out by the Planning Department of the National  Childrens’ Hospital Planning Office showed peak times of;

07:30 – 08:30 am    815 vehicles per hour

14:30 – 15:30 pm     786 vehicles per hour

16:00 – 17:00 pm     Total average of 2,200 cars in peak hours periods.

On average 9,000 vehicles drive along Davitt Road between 07:30 am to 19:30 pm

  • 130 trucks enter and depart the SJH Campus daily,
    • The majority of these are travelling to/from Davitt Road – HSE – Unilever Site.
      • Some turn right along Davitt Road towards Suir Bridge or Herberton Bridge,
      • Others turn left and travel along Inchicore via Kilmainham to Mount Brown.

Projected hourly flow of traffic from the Ambulance Bay on Davitt Road

  • AM Peak Times – 18 ambulances per hour
  • PM Peak Times – 10 ambulances per hour
  • 60% generated traffic entering/ leaving from Davitt Road East
  • 40% generated traffic entering/ leaving from Davitt Road West

The distribution of trips reflects that all transfer trips travel east towards the campus and material delivery trips arrive from the west.