Traffic-free Capel Street Begins This Friday
Published on 18th May 2022
Dublin City Council would like to remind the public that the implementation of a traffic-free Capel Street will begin this Friday morning. From May 20th, Capel Street will now be traffic-free, apart from deliveries between 6am and 11am.
Works will be carried out overnight on Thursday May 19th to facilitate the new arrangements. Leaflets have been distributed throughout the area advising residents and businesses. There will be traffic management on site for the first two weeks as people get used to the changes.
This follows a public consultation during which 1,766 submissions were received. 91% of the submissions were in favour of the proposal. The Central Area Committee voted unanimously to endorse the proposal.
Key elements of the changes:
Permanent closure at Parnell Street after Jervis Lane to remove through traffic on Capel Street.
Delivery access will be facilitated between 6am and 11am. Car parking spaces will be removed and converted to loading bays to ensure there is sufficient space. There will be all day loading provided at a number of side streets.
Mary’s Abbey traffic flow direction will be reversed and residents existing from Abbey Street will exit via Mary’s Abbey.
Mary Street between Capel Street and Jervis Lane will be reversed.
Strand Street Little and Strand Street Great will remain open to traffic all day.
Initial street improvements including seating and greening are to be provided.
Emergency Vehicular access is maintained at all times as the emergency services will be able to access all locations on Capel Street.