Dublin City Council has announced that it has decided to extend the traffic-free trial on Capel St and Parliament St for a further 6 weeks.
The trial began on June 11, with Capel St. and Parliament St. made traffic-free on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 6.30pm to 11.30pm for a period of 6 weeks until July 18.
Due to its success, the trial will now continue until Sunday August 29th, facilitated by the Council’s Traffic Department.
“I am delighted to see this trial is being extended,” said the Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland.
“There has been overwhelmingly positive feedback from the public since the trial first began.
“Businesses and their customers alike have enjoyed the space to dine out and pedestrians have enjoyed the extra space to walk around at their ease.
“It therefore makes perfect sense that it should continue, particularly given the uncertainty around indoor dining. I would encourage people to pop in and check it out if you haven’t done so already. There’s a great atmosphere in our City.”
This is another project by Dublin City Council’s Office of City Recovery to support business in the City and facilitate outdoor dining.
Once the trial is complete Dublin City Council will assess the outcome.
This is in addition to the increased space already created by build-outs on Capel St. and the closure of Capel St. between Parnell St. and Ryders Row, which has been closed to all vehicular traffic 24/7 from 11th June.
This traffic-free trial also effectively makes the following streets traffic-free at these times:
- Parnell St. from Ryders Row to Capel St.
- Little Britain St. from Campbell’s Court to Capel St.
- Mary St. from Jervis Lane Upper to Capel St.
- Mary St. Little from Anglesea Row to Capel St.
- Mary’s Abbey from Aran St. to Capel St.
- Abbey St. from Jervis Lane Upper to Capel St.
- Strand St. Little from Aran St. to Capel St.
- Strand St. from Jervis St. to Capel St.
- Essex Gate from Exchange St. to Parliament St.
- Essex St. East from Sycamore St. to Parliament St.
Local bus diversions will remain in place for buses that usually serve Parliament St.
There will be no disruption to LUAS services and access for local residents will be maintained.