Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Patrick O’Donovan, Minister of State with responsibility for the OPW, speak to the press as he launches the publication of the Phoenix Park Transport and Mobility Options Study Post-Consultation Report following ‘extensive’ public consultation.
Key recommendations include:
1. All gates will remain open and fully accessible as per normal operations with the exception of Cabra Gate, which, as part of the pilot bus service initiative, will be accessible by bus only during the pilot period.
2. Walking and cycling improvement projects will be implemented as set out in the Study.
3. The proposal to make the North Road a cul-de-sac has been altered arising from feedback. The proposal is now to pilot a one-way route from Cabra Gate to Garda HQ on this road.
4. The proposed cul-de-sac for the Upper Glen Road will proceed on a pilot basis.
5. A pilot bus service running from Heuston Station via Parkgate Street, Chesterfield Avenue, Cabra Gate to Broombridge Station, subject to funding.
6. The advancement of a Parking Strategy and review of the Bye Laws will commence immediately.
7. The conversion of Ashtown Gate to entry-only and the proposed cul de sac on Knockmaroon Road are postponed until the potential impacts on the surrounding areas are fully understood.