IMAGE: New road layout on St Stephen’s Green East, Merrion Row, Hume St, Ely Place

IMAGE: Roadway layout changes on St Stephen’s Green East, Merrion Row, Hume St, and Ely Place are to be implemented this weekend, with the traffic changes to begin this Sunday.

As reported recently the plan by Dublin City Council to trial the widening of sections of footpaths on Merrion Row to allow for outdoor dining will now include a contra-flow cycle route on Ely Place and Hume Street.

The plan for Merrion Row includes narrowing Merrion Row itself to one lane eastbound, and reversing the flow of traffic on Ely Place and Hume Street.

Motor traffic from Kildare Street will continue to use Merrion Row to access Merrion St and Baggot Street. While motor traffic from St Stephen’s Green East heading east will now be directed via Hume Street and Ely Place.

Here’s a visual outline of the changes:

The map was tweeted out by Dublin City Council:




Cian Ginty
I am editor of and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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