Dublin City Centre.
A number of streets in Dublin city centre are pedestrianised today and tomorrow as part a trial to run for the next four weekends.
No traffic is allowed on streets in and around Grafton Street, including South Anne Street, Drury street and South William Street, from 11am to 7pm today and tomorrow. Dublin City Council said the measures were being taken to support the economic recovery of the city.
Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
The first day of Dublin City Council’s traffic-free trial in College Green, Dublin 2, on July 21
Ronan Early, in The Times Ireland edition, reports:
Dublin City Council spent €17,000 renting metal barriers used during the pedestrianisation of College Green over the summer.
Vehicles were banned from Dame Street for three Sundays, July 21, 28 and August 4, as a pilot project.
…A freedom of information request by The Times has revealed that the council paid €17,000 to Actavo, the engineering services group owned by the businessman Denis O’Brien, to rent the barriers.
…Neasa Hourigan, a Green Party councillor and member of the group Streets are for People, said she could not understand why the council needed to spend almost €6,000 a day on barriers to pedestrianise a street.
Dublin council spent €17,000 on barriers for College Green pedestrianisation (The Times Ireland edition, Ronan Early)
Previously: Pedestrians Rule
Dublin City Council.
Following a campaign organised by @dublincycling, @IrishPedestrian and @DublinCommuters