Two councillors on the Central Area Committee of Dublin City Council are proposing closing a central Dublin street off — blocking walking and cycling access.
The central section of Hardwicke Street in Dublin 1 is already closed to cars and the two councillors now want it closed for walking and cycling, except for access for residents.
The Emergency Motion in the names of Councillor Ray McAdam and Councillor Christy Burke is to be mentioned at the local area committee this morning.
The motion if successful would remove walking and cycling access shortly after some councillors were complained that flats and other inner city communities were not benefiting from walking and cycling infrastructure.
The Motion states: “That the Elected Members of this Area Committee give consent for the Executive to begin the formal process to extinguish the public right of way along Hardwicke Street, thereby initiating a public consultation process with a view to ensuring that our tenants, their children and families are safer, more secure and that road safety levels along the street are greatly improved.”
IrishCycle’s images of the street were taken in 2021, sometime more recently planter boxes have been placed on the pathway.
The meeting is webcasted from 10am at dublincity.public-i.tv.