Dublin City Council seeks public’s views on pedestrianisation of two streets

Pedestrianisation trial extended following outcry on social media



31 August 2021

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A number of options for the future of both Capel Street and Parliament Street in Dublin city centre have been put forward for public consultation.

A traffic-free trial was due to finish last weekend, but following an outcry on social media by fans of the newly pedestrianised zones, Dublin City Centre extended the trial until 26 September.

The traffic ban in place since 11 June to allow for outdoor dining, saw cars banned from both streets from 6.30pm to 11.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The proposed options for which Dublin City Council is now seeking to hear the public’s views, include retaining the present weekday arrangements, where traffic is permitted but car parking spaces and loading bays are requisitioned for outdoor dining.

Alternatively, a full return to the pre-pandemic arrangements with the reinstatement of parking and traffic lanes is another option, as is the the full or part pedestrianisation of the streets, at weekend nights, every weeknight, or on a full-time basis.

Submissions can be made on the above options until 20 September  at consultation.dublincity.ie.



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