Interim Capel Street Improvement works begin next Monday
Published on 1st September 2023
Dublin City Council is pleased to announce that the much-anticipated Interim Capel Street improvement works are set to commence on Monday, September 4th. This project aims to enhance the overall experience for pedestrians, cyclists, and the wider community while revitalizing one of Dublin's iconic streets.
The project will focus on the section between Ryder's Row and Mary Street. Cairn Construction Ltd have been appointed as the contractor.
The scheme includes the introduction of public seating areas, beautiful planting, and greenery, along with the upgrade of existing outdoor dining spaces.
Since making of Capel Street traffic free, we have witnessed a remarkable increase in foot traffic and cycling activity. Pedestrians have increased by 12%, while cyclists have seen a 24% rise. These figures indicate a successful transition towards a more sustainable and people-friendly urban environment.
Additionally, there has been a significant annual decrease of approximately 1.5 million vehicle trips in the area and decreased congestion on adjacent residential streets.
Dublin City Council is committed to keeping disturbance to a minimum.