Dublin City Council has opened a public consultation on its plan to increase pedestrian space on Capel Street in order to enable hospitality businesses on the street to re-open with outdoor dining.
If approved, the plan would provide for 1300m2 of additional public space.
The plan is part of the wider programme being led by the Office of City Recovery.
The proposed changes include:
- The area of Capel St. between Ryders Row and Parnell Street will be traffic-free on a 24/7 basis.
- Removal of all on-street parking between Ormond Quay and Mary Street and introduction of temporary buildouts.
- Removal of a certain amount of parking spaces between Mary Street and Little Britain Street and introduction of temporary buildouts.
- Relocation of loading bays to better align with non-hospitality businesses.
- Relocation of disabled parking spaces to other areas in the immediate vicinity but no reduction in number.
- Introduction of temporary buildouts between Marys Abbey and Strand Street on the West side of Capel Street.
- Introduction of temporary buildouts on Strand Street.
- Introduction of temporary buildouts between Strand Street and Ormond Quay on the West side of Capel Street.
The public consultation period begins today and will close on 14th May.
Following the consultation, if there is support for this proposal works will begin later this month.
Proposed New Layout:
Proposed timeline for Capel Street increased pedestrian space consultation
- Consultation opens – 7th May 2021
- Consultation closes – 14th May 2021
- Dublin City Council assessment of responses and final decision – 19th May 2021
- Implementation of works to begin – 23rd May 2021
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Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee