Dublin City Council announced yesterday that it has begun works to pedestrianise a number of streets in the city-centre to facilitate outdoor dining. Works began this week and will continue over the coming weeks, forming part of the wider programme being led by the Office of City Recovery.
The decision to carry out the works was made following successful weekend pedestrianisation trials that took place over 6 weekends during the months of July and August 2020. Originally scheduled to be introduced in January 2021, the plans were put on hold when Level 5 restrictions were introduced.
With the recent easing of restrictions and with the resumption of all construction activity, Dublin City Council says it can now undertake the works to put the pedestrianisation plans in place. Dublin City Council is also working on plans to increase pedestrian and dining space in other parts of the City.
From Monday the 24th of May the following four streets will be either traffic-free, or have sections of them traffic-free daily after 11am.
Anne Street South from the junction of Dawson Street
South William Street from Exchequer Street to the Brown Thomas carpark exit
Drury Street from just after its junction with Fade Street to the Drury Street underground carpark
Dame Court From Exchequer Street