Dublin City Council is recommending that people with disabilities should be allowed to use cycle lanes.
The move, which has already sparked widespread debate, aims to make people more aware of their everyday actions.
The council says things like parking on footpaths and abandoning wheelie bins on pavements creates hazards for people in wheelchairs and those with sight impairments.
In a statement, Lord Mayor Brendan Carr announced that he is considering asking Dubliners to vote on whether people with disabilities should be allowed use cycle lanes in the city.
He said the move was prompted by the increasing number of pavement obstacles that people with disabilities have to navigate in Dublin City on a daily basis.
“Currently, we are aware of the extent to which people with disabilities have to go to circumnavigate obstructions on the pavements", said Brendan Carr.
"I think they would be better off using the cycle lanes and would like to ask what the people of Dublin think about this,”.