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Car-free Parliament Street for summer evenings starts tomorrow (Thursday)

Making Dublin’s Parliament Street motor-traffic-free temporarily — every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the end of August — starts tomorrow from 6:30pm to 11pm on each of the evenings.

Lord Mayor of Dublin City, Cllr Caroline Conroy said: “The decision to dedicate urban spaces to pedestrians and cyclists has been nothing short of transformative. It’s great to see the introduction of another traffic-free space in the heart of the city centre. I have no doubt that these traffic-free evenings will significantly enhance the experience of those visiting Parliament Street.”

Dublin City Council said that with the traffic-tree trials in Summer 2021 for both Parliament Street and Capel Street thar it sought feedback from the public and 92% of respondents said the absence of traffic on Parliament Street “significantly improved” their experience of it.

The council said that “emergency vehicular access will be maintained at all times”.

The council said that Capel Street, which was made permanently traffic free in May, is now the longest traffic-free street in the city.

Bus diversions

The council said the the following diversion of Dublin Bus Routes 69 and 79/a are needed for the traffic free evenings starting from tomorrow:

Route 69
Towards Hawkins Street: Normal route to Ormond Quay, divert via Bachelor’s Walk, O’Connell Bridge, Townsend Street and back onto normal route.
Towards Rathcoole: Normal route.

Routes 79/a
Towards Aston Quay: Normal route to Ormond Quay, divert via Eden Quay, Rosie Hackett Bridge, Burgh Quay, Aston Quay and terminate.
Towards Spiddal Park/Park West: Normal route. is reader-funded journalism. That means it's funded by readers like you.

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