85% of the public in favour of plans for Capel St
Published on 21st May 2021
Following a very engaged consultation with over 4,500 submissions, Dublin City Council will be moving forward with plans to increase pedestrian space on Capel St.
This initiative is part of a wider programme being led by the Office of City Recovery.
Some key results of the consultation were as follows:
- 3,993 submissions received from members of the public, 85% in favour
- 121 submissions received from businesses on the street, 59% in favour
- 207 submissions received from residents on the street, 74% in favour
The initial proposal included:
- The area of Capel St. between Ryders Row and Parnell St. will be traffic-free on a 24/7 basis.
- Removal of all on-street parking between Ormond Quay and Mary St. and introduction of temporary buildouts.
- Removal of a certain amount of parking spaces between Mary St. and Little Britain St. and introduction of temporary buildouts.
- Relocation of loading bays to better align with non-hospitality businesses.
- Relocation of disabled parking spaces to other areas in the immediate vicinity but no reduction in number.
- Introduction of temporary buildouts between Marys Abbey and Strand St. on the West side of Capel St.
- Introduction of temporary buildouts on Strand St.
- Introduction of temporary buildouts between Strand St. and Ormond Quay on the West side of Capel St.
Changes to the proposal following the consultation are as follows:
- Buildouts on the West side on Capel St. between Abbey St. and Ormond Quay to be increased to the size of a full lane of traffic.
- 6 car parking spaces to be retained between Mary St. and Abbey St. to assist non-hospitality businesses.
- We acknowledge the fact that many people wanted to see more ambitious plans for the Capel St area. Therefore, a series of pedestrianisation trials on an incremental basis will begin on weekends from the 25th June for a period of 6 weeks. Details of the timing, scale and level of these pedestrianisation trials to be confirmed at a later date following development of detailed people and traffic management plans.