COVID-19: Keeping Things Moving

Dublin cuts parking space to prioritise pedestrians

Dublin City Council has announced plans to cut road space to give more space to pedestrians during the coronavirus pandemic.

To allow people to walk and cycle more easily in the city and to make social distancing easier, loading bays and parking spaces will be removed in areas where evidence of footpath congestion exists.

Orcas and bollards will be installed to protect pedestrians and cyclists from vehicles. A counter flow cycle lane will also be installed.

The decision to roll out these actions comes following calls to allocate additional space to pedestrians and cyclists during the pandemic, as has been seen in many other European cities.

To read more, please see this article from the Irish Times.