80% of submissions support traffic plan to reduce cars in Dublin City Centre

About 3,500 submissions were received as part of the public consultation on the Dublin City Centre Transport Plan and 80% of them were in favour of the plan which includes bus gates on the north and south quays around Bachelor’s Walk and Aston Quay.

The plan includes giving priority to walking, cycling and public transport while retaining local access for private motorists while cutting through traffic in the core city centre.

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Brendan O’Brien, who heads the traffic and transport section of Dublin City Council, said: “Regarding the city centre transport plan, it’s intended as I said to bring that back to the SPC [transport committee]. We had a really good consultation with about 3,500 submissions and 80% of them were in favour.”

“We had set out in the draft plan an implementation program for 2024, 2025 and so on and we’ll be firming up on that in the final version. So we’ll have that in about a month’s time,” he said to councillors at last Monday’s monthly council meeting.

The next transport committee meeting is due to take place on February 7th.

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