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Traffic-free trial on Capel Street begins tonight

Later today will see the Dublin City Council traffic-free trial on Capel Street and Parliament Street begin.

This trial involves making both streets vehicle free between 6.30pm and 11pm this evening, Saturday evening and Sunday evening for each of the next six weeks. This initiative will further support business in the City and facilitate additional outdoor dining.

This trial builds on the increased pedestrian space already created by build-outs on Capel Street and facilitate the closure of Capel Street between Parnell Street and Ryders Row, which will be closed to all vehicular traffic 24/7 from 7am this morning.

I have worked closely with businesses along Capel Street who back this initiative which will attract Dubliners back into the heart of our City Centre, into the heart of the Northside. I hope that Dubliners will avail of the recent spell of good weather and make the most of vehicle free Capel Street and Parliament Street across our weekend evenings.

Now that outdoor dining is in full swing, I am confident that we will not see a repeat of the scenes witnessed previously across the Liffey on the southside. I had the opportunity to spend some time on Capel Street yesterday evening where everyone was in great form, enjoying themselves and making the most of what our wonderful city has to offer.

Full details of this trial are available below:

This traffic-free trial will also effectively make the following streets traffic-free at these times:

  • Parnell Street from Ryders Row to Capel Street
  • Little Britain St. from Campbell’s Court to Capel Street
  • Mary Street from Jervis Lane Upper to Capel Street
  • Mary Street Little from Anglesea Row to Capel Street
  • Mary’s Abbey from Aran Street to Capel Street
  • Abbey Street from Jervis Lane Upper to Capel Street
  • Strand Street Little from Aran Street to Capel Street
  • Strand Street from Jervis Street to Capel Street
  • Essex Gate from Exchange Street to Parliament Street
  • Essex Street East from Sycamore St. to Parliament Street

The 5 disabled bays on Capel Street will be relocated to the following locations:

  • 2 on Swifts Row
  • 2 on Capel St (between Ryder’s Row and Bolton Street)
  • 1 on Ormond Quay
  • The 2 disabled bays on East Essex Street will be relocated onto Fishamble Street.

Parking on Capel Street will be facilitated until 6pm each day of the trial. All vehicles should vacate the street by 6pm.

Local bus diversions will be in place for buses that usually serve Parliament St via Bachelors Walk, Rosie Hackett Bridge and back on to normal route. Further information available from Dublin Bus-

There will be no disruption to LUAS services and access for local residents will be maintained.

raymcadam View All

Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City

Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

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