News in brief: High-quality stone kerbs protecting a cycle path in Dublin’s Docklands were replaced by plastic bollards — the council have confirmed that plastic bollards could now remain in place for years.
The council confirmed today that the stone kerb was removed for its New Year’s Eve event which took place along the quayside, but would only be replaced when a redesign in line with BusConnects is constructed, a project which is years away from being put in place.
The stone kerb were removed for a distance of 500 metres between the 3 Arena at the Point Village to the National Treasury Management Agency building, beside the new Central Bank Building.
A spokesperson for Dublin City Council said: “The Stone Kerbs were removed to facilitate the New Year’s Eve event and will not be reinstated. The Plastic Bollards will stay in place until plans are developed for the Public Realm improvements that are being considered for the area to integrate with the NTA’s Bus Connects Route proposed for North Wall Quay.”