Another major Dublin city centre street is going traffic-free
Dublin's 'pedestrianised street' craze is set to continue as another major thoroughfare joins the party.
Earlier this week, it was announced that College Green and Dame Street will be pedestrianised for one day in August as part of a 'Summer Sunday' event.
Following a successful trial in 2021, Capel Street recently became completely traffic-free on a permanent basis – the largest such stretch in the city. South William Street is also expected to follow soon.
Now, you can add Parliament Street to the mix, with the area going traffic-free for three evenings per week from Thursday (21 July).
The street will become fully pedestrianised from 6.30pm until 11.30pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the end of August.
As with Capel Street, Parliament Street was also subject to a trial in the summer of 2021.
After seeking feedback from the public, Dublin City Council revealed that 92% of those surveyed said they found the move "significantly improved" their experience of using the street.
Despite the traffic-free measure, emergency vehicular access will be maintained at all times, allowing emergency services access if necessary.
Anyone looking to avail of Dublin Bus routes 69 and 79/a, the follow diversions will apply:
Towards Hawkins Street
Normal route to Ormond Quay, divert via Bachelor’s Walk, O’Connell Bridge, Townsend Street and back onto normal route.
Towards Aston Quay
Normal route to Ormond Quay, divert via Eden Quay, Rosie Hackett Bridge, Burgh Quay, Aston Quay and terminate.
Towards Spiddal Park/Park West
"The decision to dedicate urban spaces to pedestrians and cyclists has been nothing short of transformative," said Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy.
"It’s great to see the introduction of another traffic-free space in the heart of the city centre. I have no doubt that these traffic-free evenings will significantly enhance the experience of those visiting Parliament Street."
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