Roads and Traffic

Getting Around By Bicycle

Getting around Dublin by bike means you don't have to worry about sticking to bus timetables or being restricted by parking meters. Whether you're just popping down to the shops to pick up some milk, commuting to work or cycling to get fit and help the environment, cycling gives you the freedom to be flexible and spontaneous.

Dublin joins the list of great cities to have its own bike sharing scheme, including Seville, Brussels, Vienna, Paris and many more.

Clonshaugh Road Improvement Scheme – Phase 2

(Clonshaugh Avenue to Riverside Park)

Following the construction of Clonshaugh Road, including:

  • Phase 1 (Belcamp Lane / N32 to Clonshaugh Avenue), and
  • Phase 3 (Riverside Park to Oscar Traynor), 

… the central section, Phase 2 (Clonshaugh Avenue to Riverside Park) will now be constructed.

It is proposed to carry out the following improvement works:

Taxing a Private/Commercial Vehicle

Taxing a Private/Commercial Vehicle for the first time

You can tax a new or imported vehicle for the first time by post, in person or online.

Declaration Of Non-Use Of A Motor Vehicle

A Declaration of non-use must be made during the last month of a current vehicle licence or a previously made declaration of non-use and must be furnished to your local Motor Tax Office in advance of the commencement of the proposed period of non-use of the vehicle. In the case of a change of Ownership the new owner has 21 days from the agreed upon date of sale to make a Declaration of non-use. Form RF150 must be used to make this declaration to a Motor Tax Office

Tax a Vehicle Online

Apply for Motor Tax Online

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Permits and Licences

Permits and licences to interfere with a road or footpath

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How to Apply for a Temporary Road Closure

In the interest of effective traffic management, Dublin City Council adopts a strict approach to all requests for road closures. Road closures are restricted to:

Modify a Footpath to Allow Vehicle Access

If you need to modify a footpath to allow vehicles to enter or exit your property, you need to apply to us for permission.

This type of change is called a ‘vehicular dishing’.

Apply for 'vehicular dishing'

To apply for a vehicular dishing, follow these steps:

Salting of Roads for Ice/Frost

Dublin City Council is responsible for the maintenance of roads within the Dublin city area.  This includes ensuring that all roads are passable and safe in the event of frost or snow. 

A winter maintenance plan has been prepared for the salting of roads in the event of frost or snow and this plan determines how the council reacts to the weather forecasts that have been issued.

Port Tunnel

Dublin Port Tunnel is a twin-bore tunnel of 4.5km that links Dublin Port to north county Dublin at the M50 motorway. The tunnel is a dedicated route for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). It succeeds in taking about 9,000 HGVs off the city streets each day. 

The Tunnel is toll free for HGVs and coaches over 25 seats. All other vehicles must pay a toll.

History of the tunnel project

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