Public Consultation on proposed Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2016
Dublin City Council introduced the further expansion of the 30km/hr speed limit zones in Dublin City on Wednesday 31st May 2017. The expansion will include certain urban areas and residential estates in the following locations: Sandymount, Crumlin, Dimnagh, Raheny, Artane, Donaghmede, Drumcondra, Phibsborough.
The Special Speed limit Bye-Laws 2016 were adopted by The Council at their Meeting of the 5th December 2016. Below is the Report on the Public Consultation as presented to the Dublin City Council Elected Members in advance of this meeting and copy of the Bye-Laws which will come into effect in 2017, (Phase 1 - March 31st and Phase 2 - May 31st).
- Public Consultation Report as Presented to the Council - Speed Limit Bye-Laws
- Adopted Special Speed Limit Bye-laws 2016
The public consultation has now closed.
Dublin City Council is undertaking a review of speed limits within our administrative area and wish to engage through consultation with members of the public, with particular regard to the extension of the 30km/hr speed limit into further residential areas of our city.
The review of current speed limits is being undertaken in accordance with the publication of the ‘Guidelines for Setting & Managing Speed Limits in Ireland’ (March 2015) published by the Department of Transport Tourism & Sport. The principle objective of assessing the appropriate speed limits for our roads and streets is to ensure that the set speed limits are as safe and appropriate as possible for vulnerable road users, including children.
The Road Traffic Act of 2004 (Section 9) sets out the current legislative basis for the setting of speed limits. The setting of special speed limits is a function of the Elected Members of the council. The current speed limits were last reviewed and updated in 2011. The default speed limit in Dublin City is 50km/hr with a selection of areas, roads and streets where a special speed limit of 30, 60 or 80km/hr are also in place, (Please see map of the existing Speed Limits in Dublin City Council's area - Appendix C).
This Public Consultation has two purposes:
- Seek public acceptance for the introduction of revised Special Speed Limits Bye-Laws 2016 which include additional 30km/hr zones in the Dublin City Council administrative area.
- Seek public feedback in relation to identifying additional areas for the introduction of additional Special Speed Limits for a subsequent Public Consultation in 2017.
Submissions may be made online, on or before 5pm on Wednesday 24th August 2016. Submissions can also be made in writing marked “Speed Limit Review” to the Senior Engineer, Transport Operations, Environment & Transportation Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, D08 RF3F, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A hardcopy of the proposed Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2016 is available for inspection at all Dublin City Council Libraries, Civic Offices and Local Area Offices for the duration of the Public Consultation.
The following publications are pertinent to current speed limits review:
Public Consultation Documents
- Explanatory note for the proposed DCC Speed Limit Bye-Laws, 2016. This includes Appendices A & B.
- Appendix C – Existing Dublin City Council Speed Limits (Since 2011).
- Appendix D – The proposed ‘DCC Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws, 2016’, including the ‘Schedule’ of proposed roads and streets for the introduction of additional 30km/hr Special Speed Limits / As Gaeilge
- Appendix E - Map of areas proposed for the introduction of 30km/hr Special Speed Limits.
Links to related documents and websites
- Take part in our online survey to further understand the opinions of the public
- Watch the presentation of the proposed Special Speed Limit Bye-laws to the Strategic Policy Committee for Transportation in Dublin City Council (25th May 2016 – Item 7)
- Link to Department Transport Tourism & Sport website to access the ‘Guidelines for Setting & Managing Speed Limits in Ireland’ (March 2015)
- Love 30 Campaign information
- Fatality numbers in Dublin City Council’s administrative area since January 2009
- Edinburgh is introducing the reduction of speed limits to 20mph (approximately 30mph). Read about their project
- The UK campaign group "20’s Plenty"
- Publications by the Road Safety Authority in relation to vehicle speed
- This leaflet from the Road Safety Authority highlights the key statistics in relation to the impact speed has on road safety.
- Map of existing Speed Limits in Dublin City Council Area
- Visit the website of the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport for related and supporting documentation
- European Network for 30 km/h - making the streets of Europe liveable.
- Australian Road Safety: Towards Zero – Project Graham