Phoenix Park to reopen all perimeter gates to traffic
A surprising move.
Many on social media have expressed their disappointment as the Office of Public Works announced that Phoenix Park would once again open all of its perimeter gates bar one to cars.
The move seems to suggestion that OPW has reversed its intention to "curb traffic volumes" and "maintaining safe, quiet, open spaces for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy."
Just last month, OPW commissioner John McMahon said the park was "determined to ensure that the park is a safe, quiet, green space for our visitors, where flora and fauna thrives and where visitors’ health and wellbeing can be enhanced through experiencing the natural environment in the park.
"With this in mind, reducing the volume of ‘through-traffic’ is critical and maintaining safe, quiet, open spaces for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy is a key priority for OPW."
In a statement issued on Thursday evening, the OPW announced that the park would once again open all of its working gates to traffic: