Pedestrian Street Trials Extended After Positive Feedback
Dublin City Council has announced that it is extending the operating hours of its pedestrian street trials after receiving extremely positive feedback from the first weekend of the trial.
The trial streets will now be open from 11am-11pm (instead of 7pm) on Saturdays and Sundays, and the August Bank Holiday Monday will also be incorporated into the trials.
Survey results published by Dublin City Council showed that footfall in the area during the trials was the highest it has been since Covid restrictions set in, with retailers also reporting 40-100% increases in turnover compared to previous weekends.
96% of respondents to Dublin City Councils survey said that pedestrianisation had improved the streets, while over 90% said the pedestrianisation should be made permanent.
Dublin Cycling Campaign is supportive of increasing the amount of people-friendly streets in Dublin and is encouraging people to visit the trial streets over the coming weekends.
If you are cycling into the city centre we highly recommend parking your bike in the free, secure and indoor cycle parking facility in Park Rite on Drury Street. (More info here.)
Dublin City Council is accepting ongoing feedback on the pedestrian street trials, and you can submit your thoughts & suggestions via this online form.
The streets being trialled are: • Anne Street South from the junction of Dawson Street • Duke Street from the junction of Dawson Street • South William Street from the Brown Thomas carpark exit to Chatham Row • Drury Street from Fade Street to the Drury Street carpark • Dame Court from Exchequer street
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