Sustainable Development Evaluation of Road Infrastructure Programmes and Projects

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Feasta recently completed a research project for the Irish Environmental Protection Agency to assess the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Statements prepared for major road projects in the past and to devise a better assessment system for future projects from a complete sustainability perspective.

List of Reports

Healy, D., Leyden, K., Douthwaite, R., Lumley, I., Gibbons, M., Murray, A., Farrell, K., Guckian, B., Sweeney, O., Johnson, P.,
Sirr, L., Ewing, M., Lowes, T., Searson, K.

February 2007

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following: Tadhg O’Mahony, Kevin Woods and Brian Donlon (EPA), John O’Neill, DoEHLG, Hugh Creegan, Michael Egan, Vincent O’Malley and Christian Nea (NRA), Rob Verheem, (Commissie voor de milieueffectrapportage), Mary Twomey, (Forfás), Emer Ó Siochrú, Enid O’Dowd and Clare Taylor (FEASTA)

Synthesis Report

Synthesis Report: Sustainable Development Evaluation of Road
Infrastructure Programmes and Projects
(PDF document, 595 K)

David Healy et al.

Integrated Reports

Section 1 & 2: Assessment of EIA Process on Roads in Ireland: Integrated Report (PDF document, 764 K)

David Healy et al.

Section 3: A Sustainability Assessment Process for Road-building and Other Development in Ireland (PDF document, 1.1 MB)

Prof. Kevin Leyden et al.

Read Abstract

Section 4: Road Transport Volumes in the Future (PDF document, 580 K)

Richard Douthwaite

Individual Reports

Evaluation of the Assessment of the Impacts of Road Projects on Biodiversity (PDF document, 296 K)

Anja Murray

Environmental Impact Assessment and Transport Policy (PDF document, 572 K)

Brian Guckian

Handling of Air and Climate Issues in Road Infrastructure EIA in Ireland (PDF document, 464 K)

David Healy

EIA Directive Compliance and National Road Plans in Ireland (PDF document, 1.2 MB)

Ian Lumley

Handling of Traffic Modelling Issues in Road Infrastructure EIA in Ireland (PDF document, 4.3 MB)

Dr. Kevin Farrell

Evaluating the Social and Community Impacts of the Outer Ring Road:
An Examination of the EIS Report and additional documents
(PDF document, 4.3 MB)

Prof. Kevin Leyden
Read Key Conclusions and Recommendations

Environmental Impact Assessment, Sustainability and Archaeology (PDF document, 460 K)
Michael Gibbons

The Economic Content of Environmental Impact Statements for Irish Road Projects (PDF document, 244 K)
Richard Douthwaite

The Treatment of Material Assets (Property) in Environmental Impact Statements in Ireland (PDF document, 460 K)
Lorcan Sirr
Read Abstract

A Study of the Hydrological Sustainability of the Roads Programme in Ireland (PDF document, 12.9 MB)
Orla Sweeney, Dr. Paul Johnston
Read Summary

Sustainability Assessment and Transport Policy (PDF document, 608 K)
Brian Guckian

Evaluation of handling of Air and Climate issues at the policy/programme level of road infrastructure investment. (PDF document, 464 K)
David Healy

Assessment of Processes for National Roads Programme (PDF document, 220 K)
Ian Lumley

Sustainability Assessment of Land Use and Transport Planning in Ireland (PDF document, 268 K)
Ian Lumley

Handling of Air and Climate issues in Road
infrastructure EIA in Ireland
(PDF document, 11.5 MB)
David Healy

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