College Green Bus Gate Expansion to 24 Hours begins this Monday
Published on 26th May 2023
Dublin City Council would like to remind the public that the expansion of the College Green Bus Gate will begin this Monday morning. From Monday 29th May 2023 the current College Green bus corridor will be expanded to 24 hours, 7days per week, prohibiting private vehicles from travelling through in all directions.
The concept of a Bus Gate is to have a section of roadway that only public transport and cyclists can use and in College Green this is the well-established location outside Trinity College. This change extends the Bus Gate hours to 24/7.
Local Access to the Dame Street/College Green area and to locations such as the Bank of Ireland and Fosters place will be maintained for general traffic BUT they cannot exit using the Bus Gate.
General through traffic travelling eastbound on Dame Street who previously used the College Green Bus Gate outside operational hours, must now use alternative routes around the area and should not attempt to use this Bus Gate at any time and the same applies to general traffic on College Street.
The College Green Pathfinder Project will help alleviate public transport congestion in the city core, prioritising public transport at all times.
The College Green Pathfinder Project will also facilitate the interim enhancement of Foster Place, Dublin 2 – a hidden gem in the heart of the city. Nestled between some of the city’s most historic buildings, including the Bank of Ireland and the Irish Stock Exchange, the area will become a more inviting public space with planters and public seating. Access into Foster Place and the Foster Place disabled parking space will be retained.
Works on the enhancement for Foster Place as well as decluttering of signs, poles and bollards has already commenced.
Key elements of the Traffic Management Measures
- From Monday the 29th May 2023 the current College Green Bus Gate will be expanded to 24 hours 7 days per week, prohibiting private vehicles from travelling through in all directions
- Taxi spaces will be reduced in Foster Place and increased at the College Green taxi rank
- The Disabled Parking Bay on Foster Place will be retained.
Emergency Vehicular access is maintained at all times as the emergency services will be able to access all locations on College Green.