Traffic-free trial on Capel St. and Parliament St. begins tomorrow
Published on 10th June 2021
Dublin City Council would like to remind the public that from tomorrow, the 11th of June 2021, Capel St. and Parliament St. will be made traffic-free on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 6.30pm to 11.30pm for a period of 6 weekends on a trial basis.
This is another project by Dublin City Council’s Office of City Recovery to support business in the City and facilitate outdoor dining.
Once the trial is complete Dublin City Council will assess the outcome.
This is in addition to the increased pedestrian space already created by build-outs on Capel St. and the closure of Capel St. between Parnell St. and Ryders Row, which will be closed to all vehicular traffic 24/7 from 7am tomorrow, the 11th of June.
This traffic-free trial will also effectively make the following streets traffic-free at these times:
- Parnell St. from Ryders Row to Capel St.
- Little Britain St. from Campbell’s Court to Capel St.
- Mary St. from Jervis Lane Upper to Capel St.
- Mary St. Little from Anglesea Row to Capel St.
- Mary’s Abbey from Aran St. to Capel St.
- Abbey St. from Jervis Lane Upper to Capel St.
- Strand St. Little from Aran St. to Capel St.
- Strand St. from Jervis St. to Capel St.
- Essex Gate from Exchange St. to Parliament St.
- Essex St. East from Sycamore St. to Parliament St.
The 5 disabled bays on Capel Street will be relocated to the following locations:
- 2 on Swifts Row
- 2 on Capel St (between Ryder’s Row and Bolton St.)
- 1 on Ormond Quay
The 2 disabled bays on East Essex Street will be relocated onto Fishamble Street.
Parking on Capel Street will be facilitated until 6pm each day of the trial. All vehicles should vacate the street by 6pm.
Local bus diversions will be in place for buses that usually serve Parliament St via Bachelors Walk, Rosie Hackett Bridge and back on to normal route. Further information available from Dublin Bus- https://www.dublinbus.ie/News-Centre/General-News/Parliament-Street-Closure-/
There will be no disruption to LUAS services and access for local residents will be maintained.