Work On College Green Plaza Wo...


Work On College Green Plaza Won't Begin Until 2024


10:14 2 Dec 2021

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The long planned traffic-free zone at Dublin's College Green won't be in place for another three years.

Councillors were told yesterday that it's hoped a fresh application will be lodged by the end of 2022, with work beginning on the plaza in 2024.

A team of consultants will be brought in to put together the plans.

An Bord Pleanála turned down previous attempts in 2018 to pedestrianise the area in front of Trinity College over concerns about the impact it would have on buses and traffic.

Last November the council unveiled plans to double the size of the proposed plaza. A pilot run saw the area cordoned off to traffic on three Sundays in 2019.

Green Party councillor Caroline Conroy says it's disappointing it won't be in place for a number of years;

"They didn't have much detail to give us yesterday at the Transport SPC, that they would come back to us in another couple of months with more detail, that they were working on the engineering aspects of it."

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