The Grangegorman filtered permeability measures — which stops rat running — are to be made permanent after backing of councillors today.
A Dublin City Council report on the project showed the result included notable lower speeds on Grangegorman Lower and it enabled more cycling, including children cycling to school.
Today, Central Area Committee of councillors voted to retain the filtered permeability measures, which currently includes temporary bollards and planters.
The Dublin Cycling Campaign said: “We’re delighted to see the modal filter at Grangegorman being made permanent. The trial has already enabled more people to walk and cycle, especially to local schools, and we hope this project can become an exemplar for future Low Traffic Neighbourhoods around Dublin.”
They added: “Fantastic to see this being made permanent. Thanks to Dublin City Council for implementing the trial and to all the local councillors who voted today to make it permanent.”
Here’s reaction on Twitter from local councillors and a local TD:
Grangegorman scheme is to be made permanent!!!— Janet Horner (@JanetPHorner) January 12, 2021
Massive thanks and well done to the HUNDREDS of members of the public who have lobbied for this project and to all Councillors who supported it!
This is a really important step for safer streets in the inner city! https://t.co/hUThPf6X3x
It passed !!!— Darcy Lonergan (@djlonergan) January 12, 2021
We voted Yes to grangegorman filtered permeability trial, now permanent
There is a few areas we need to follow up & work on over next 12 months , as well as, following up later when the college / schools are back.@greenpartydubC @greenparty_ie pic.twitter.com/ymxpPCX0lQ
Update on #Grangegorman Traffic Scheme. Below is the motion that has been agreed by the #DublinCentral Committee of @DubCityCouncil including @FineGael @greenpartydubC @sinnfeinireland @fiannafailparty #Independents @SocDems @labour Councillors. #NorthInnerCity pic.twitter.com/6unJQhKzHt— Cllr. Ray McAdam (@RayMcAdam) January 12, 2021
It passed! The Grangegorman Filtered Permeability scheme means that while the road is still available to those who drive it will no longer be one of the highest speed rat runs in the city. Well done all! https://t.co/GX55K3rIIA— Neasa Hourigan TD (@neasa_neasa) January 12, 2021
DCC Central Area Committee has voted to make the filtered permeability trial at Grangegorman permanent, increasing safety for pedestrians and cyclists in the area. They’ve also committed to carry out reviews on a number of items. #cycledublin #walkdublin pic.twitter.com/pmlYufGYyg— Dublin City Council (@DubCityCouncil) January 12, 2021