A Day Of Rest


The first car free Sunday in Paris, France resulted in a 40% drop in air pollution and a 50% fall in noise pollution. 

Dublin Cycling Campaign writes:

Would you like to see Car-Free Sundays in Dublin City Centre? Sign our petition [at link below] to ask Dublin City Council to trial the concept this Summer. If it’s good enough for Paris, it’s good enough for Dublin!

FIGHT!/Sign petition here

Pic via Dublin Cycling Campaign

14 thoughts on “A Day Of Rest

  1. Mr. Camomile T

    Excellent idea. It could help the city to get used to the concept before College Green becomes a plaza!

  2. Diddles

    Great idea and I’d love to see it in action but surely it’s very impractical – especially for a city the size of Paris?

      1. realPolithicks

        Wouldn’t the small size of Dublin city center make it easy to get around by walking?

  3. Jonickal

    The problem with Dublin is the buses. Paris is very well connected by its metro and train network. Dublin relies on big noisy dirty buses.

    1. Rob

      It’s certainly a problem, though they would be less detrimental if they weren’t sitting in traffic.

    2. Cian

      I though Dublin City Council was already going to do this with the College Green Plaza – and remove all traffic

  4. Zaccone

    This is a great idea. Even if it was just Dublin between the canals or something.

  5. colm ryder

    If there’s a Will there’s a Way! It won’t happen citywide due to necessary bus and emergency services, but could easily happen in an agreed quarter!? Garda also play a big part in agreeing anything!

  6. Sally Cinnamon

    Yeah but Paris has an actual transport system. Think about people with restricted mobility that rely on cars to get around. Build an underground instead of fannying about with the luas/metro/whatever and get back to me

    1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

      + reliable frequent infrastructure
      + sunshine ( I’m not allowing myself to believe in the current tease we are experiencing and it’s cold in the shade )

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