Plan To Reduce Traffic In Dun...


Plan To Reduce Traffic In Dun Laoghaire Approved

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:19 12 Mar 2024

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A highly contentious plan to reduce traffic and create more pedestrian friendly spaces in Dun Laoghaire has been approved.

The debate ran into the early hours before eventually being given the go ahead.

The Living Streets scheme will see traffic flows changed on the seafront, with buses rerouted and parts of George’s Street Lower, Sussex Street and Convent Road pedestrianised.

While modal filters will be introduced at Tivoli Road, Cross Avenue and Clarinda Park West to deter cars.

In the end, thirty councillors voted in favour of the controversial plan while there were seven against after a council meeting that finished up shortly before 2am.

More than 7,000 submissions were made to the local council as part of a public consultation on the changes, with 54 per cent in favour.

The local authority says the plan aims to make the streets safer and greener, communities more connected, and to keep the economy vibrant.

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