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15th Apr 2018

Speed limits in several parts of Dublin set to be reduced

Conor Heneghan

Dublin expensive

A proposal to impose 30 km/h speed limits in over 31 zones in Dublin will be heard this week.

Officials in Dublin City Council are proposing the expansion of a 30 km/h speed limit in over 31 zones in Dublin City and the surrounding areas.

Dublin City Council officials will meet at City Hall to discuss the proposal on Thursday, which would see the 30 km/h speed limit already in place in several parts of the city expanded to 31 additional zones; 19 on the north of the city and 12 on the south.

The affected areas include Harold’s Cross, Rathmines, Ranelagh and Ballsbridge on the south side of the city and Clontarf, Coolock, Artane and Cabra on the north side; a map of all affected areas can be viewed here.

A pilot scheme will also be discussed which would see the introduction of a 30 km/h speed limit outside schools on Arterial (Main) Routes which are unlikely to have the speed limit reduced on a full-time basis.

Dublin City Council is proposing the reduction of the speed limit on just one arterial route, with the speed limit of 60 km/h on the Howth Road between Brookwood Avenue/Sybil Hill junction to the junction with Ennafort Road/Cill Eanna set to be reduced to 50 km/h.

This will be the third time the 30 km/h speed limit will be put in place in various parts of Dublin; it was initially introduced in a number of areas in the city centre in March 2017 and expanded to a number of mainly residential areas last May.

Bye-laws for the 30km/hr expansion were adopted by Dublin City councillors in December 2016 following a period of public consultation; you can see all the areas of Dublin where it is in effect on the Dublin City Council website here.