Sandymount Green’s northeast side is to be pedestrianised again this Summer at weekends

Sandymount Green’s northeast side is to be pedestrianised at weekends for the summer months between from May 24th until at least the end of September.

Brian Hanney, area manager with Dublin City Council for the South East Inner City and Pembroke, said in a report to councillors that it may be extended beyond September subject to agreement with local stakeholders.

He said that the South East Area Office of the council will arrange planters and musical entertainment at
weekends, while the waste section of the council will provide enhanced cleaning.

Councillors said they agreed to the measure to go ahead at their last local area meeting this afternoon. The weekend plan will carried out under Section 38 of the Road Traffic Act.

Councillors discussed why it needs to be raised every year, and it was said that it was part of the process agreed on for the temporary pedestrianisation.

Hanney said: “We held a meeting with stakeholders in Sandymount to discuss traffic calming for the Summer of 2024. As a result, we are proposing to introduce traffic calming on the east side of Sandymount Green at weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays), similar to the weekend closures in 2023. It is proposed to start the weekend closures on the weekend beginning the 24th of May until at least the end of September.”

“A meeting will be held with stakeholders in early September to consider extending traffic calming to include weekends in October,” he said.

He said: “Tables and chairs will be allowable in the parking bays on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and must be removed thereafter. For the remainder of the week, Monday to Thursday inclusive, the east side of Sandymount Green will be open as normal.”

Residents of Sandymount Green will be able to use their parking permits on the adjoining streets while pedestrianisation is in effect.


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