NTA Proposes Pedestrian Priority

A draft report from the National Transport Authority proposes to reduce road widths at either end of Dame Street, and prioritise pedestrians and cyclists.

According to the report in the Irish Times, the draft document City Centre Transport Assessment Study puts forward the proposal that general traffic will be removed from College Green, with only bus lanes provided next to the Bank of Ireland, and the rest of the space outside of TCD given over to a pedestrianised plaza.

Artist's impression of changed College Green
Artist’s impression of changed College Green

The bus-only lanes will also be applied to Westmoreland Street, with all other traffic moved to D’Olier Street. ┬áPavements will be widened, and new segregated cycle lanes introduced.

At the other end of Dame Street, the road outside of Christ Church Cathedral would also be narrowed, and wider pavements introduced, making the area more attractive to visit.

The study also proposes a city centre cycle network, providing routes that have “minimal conflict with other road users”.

Richard Bloomfield

Richard is the founder of Dublin Bike Blog. He commutes to work every day by bike, come rain or shine, on his Dutch city bike. You can read more from Richard on his blog richardbloomfield.ie.

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