Pedestrian Trial

Dublin City Council delighted with first weekend of pedestrianisation trial

Dublin City Council would like to invite the public to have their say on how the pedestrianisation trials in the Grafton Street area went over the weekend.

The trials, which began last Saturday, are taking place over four consecutive weekends.

“The trial has gone very well to date,” said Brendan O’Brien, Head of Technical Services with Dublin City Council. “The reaction over the weekend was largely positive and the area certainly seemed to benefit from these measures. At the moment we are considering responses received to date and requests to extend the pedestrian hours at a number of locations and reviewing if other changes are required."

Members of the public can make their views known by taking part in an online survey on the Dublin City Council website.

These measures are being taken to support the economic recovery of the city by providing more space for pedestrians during weekends to encourage people to return for shopping, and to make use of the many cafés and restaurants in the area and so enjoy the city centre.  

Temporary street furniture permits have been issued to a number of cafés/restaurants on South Anne Street, Drury Street and Dame Court to assist them in the re-opening of their businesses and to provide for social distancing requirements. Tables and chairs for these businesses' customers are be permitted in allocated on-street areas.

The locations for the trials are:

  • Anne Street South from the junction of Dawson Street
  • Duke Street
  • South William Street from the Brown Thomas carpark exit to Chatham Row
  • Drury Street from Fade Street to the Drury Street carpark
  • Dame Court From Exchequer Street


Notes to the Editor:
The survey is available here: