is reader-funded journalism. To keep it going and free-to-view, it takes people like you to act now and subscribe today for €5, €10, or €20 per month.

Draft plan for Dublin City Centre streets “links directly” with council’s plan for city

Christchurch A
An artist impression of how Christchurch in Dublin City could be changed

Dublin City Council distanced it self from a draft study on the future of its city centre streets, however, the study now available on says that it “links directly” with the “principles, concepts and objectives” of the Dublin City’s development plan and public realm strategy.

“This study has not been done in isolation, it builds upon the on-going work of Dublin City Council and intentionally links directly with the principles, concepts and objectives outlined in the Dublin City Development Plan 2011-2017 and the City Councils Public Realm Strategy (2011),” the draft study states.

The development plan and public realm strategy, which are both approved by councillors, envisages a city centre which is friendlier to cycling, walking and public transport use.

The draft City Centre Transport Assessment Study was produced the National Transport Authority — as we reported recently, the transport body said a completed study will be released within the first six months of the year

Following the coverage of the study, by the The Irish Times last September, this publication requested a copy of the draft study from the National Transport Authority and Dublin City Council. The authority and the council rejected requests under environment freedom of information to release the draft document. However, we are now publishing the draft study below. 


FULL DRAFT STUDY: NTA City Centre Transport Assessment Study
IMAGES: Artist impressions of key city centre streets is reader-funded journalism. That means it's funded by readers like you.

Subscription drive update: reached its target of 270 subscribers by the end of August -- thank you to all who have helped! Our new target is to have 300 subscribers by the end of 2022 -- originally this was hoped to be exceeded by the first year of running the site full time (end of October).

If you can help push above 300 subscribers, please subscribe today for €5 or more. If you have already done so -- thank you!

Please remember, every month there's a natural drop-off in subscriptions due to people getting new cards, cards stolen, Revolut not topped up etc.

*** is a reader-funded journalism publication. Effectively it's an online newspaper covering news and analyses of cycling and related issues, including cycle route designs, legal changes, and pollical and cultural issues.

There are examples, big and small, which show that the reader-funded or listener-funding model can work to support journalism -- from the Dublin Inquirer and The Guardian to many podcasts. To make it work for, it just needs enough people like you to believe!

Monthly subscriptions will give's journalism a dependable base of support. But please don't take free access for granted. Last year had an average of 15,800 readers per month and we know our readers include people who cycle and those who don't, politicians, officials and campaigners.

I know only a small percentage of readers will see the value of keeping this open enough to subscribe, that's the reality of the reader-funded model. But more support is needed to keep this show on the road.

The funding drive was started in November 2021 and, as of the start of June 2022, 250 readers have kindly become monthly subscribers -- thank you very much to all that have!

But currently, it's only around 1.6% of readers who subscribe. So, if you can, please join them and subscribe today via

Cian Ginty


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.