New Speed Limit Being Introduc...


New Speed Limit Being Introduced In The Phoenix Park

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

03:24 7 Feb 2022

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A new 30 kilometre speed limit is being introduced in the Phoenix Park at the end of the month.

Announcing the move, Minister of State for the OPW, Patrick O' Donovan, said the speed limit reduction should see a marked difference in driver behaviour.

Meanwhile, the Upper Glen Road will become a cul-de-sac and a one way system will be put in place on the North Road for a nine month pilot study.

The changes will take effect on February 28th.


This change is in line with the Phoenix Park Transport and Mobility Options Report, published in January 2021 and finalised following public consultation in July last year.

Minister O’Donovan says: "The reduction of the speed limit from 50km/h to 30km/h should see a marked difference in driver behaviour, making the park a safer place for all of us using it for recreational purposes. The effect of the two pilot projects on the North Road and Upper Glen Road will be closely monitored by the OPW and we welcome any observations the public have in their regard.

"Cyclists will be pleased to hear that traffic lane separators for the entire length of Chesterfield Avenue will be installed this month and over 8km of cones currently in use removed. The OPW has also installed over 40 new bike stands throughout the Park, with an additional 70 planned in the coming months."

Blanchardstown Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy says: "The implementation of the 30kph speed limit throughout the Phoenix Park is welcomed to make it a safer environment for pedestrians and wildlife alike. The travel lane separators on Chesterfield Avenue will separate pedal cycles from motor vehicles, creating a safer commute for both. An additional aim of the lane separators is also to prevent traffic accidents and congestion."

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