OCSC were commissioned by the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board to carry out a Traffic & Transportation Assessment for the proposed Children’s Hospital of Ireland, to be located at the Mater Campus, Eccles Street, Dublin 7.
As part of this project, a detailed appraisal of the accessibility of the site was carried out with respect to the intended role of the Children’s Hospital. This took into account a number of factors including access on a national and local level as well as policies & objectives from relevant international, national and regional bodies. Carrying on from this, a complete Traffic Impact Assessment was undertaken for the local network which involved the creation of a detailed TRANSYT model. This was based on up-to-date traffic survey data, Dublin City Council traffic signal data and site-specific modal split data taken from a bespoke run of the National Transport Authority SATURN model of Dublin. An overall assessment of the parking requirement for the Children’s Hospital was also carried out based on a range of data including predicted modal splits, estimated traffic generation, the parking provision at several similar developments, both nationally and internationally and predicted staff, patient & visitor numbers.
This project involved considerable and continuous liaison with a number of authorities including Dublin City Council, The National Transport Authority and An Garda Síochána. Consultation was also had with numerous other relevant bodies such as the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, the Mater Private Hospital and the University Temple Street Children’s Hospital.