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General News / May 17, 2022

Dublin City Council may pedestrianise Richmond Row this summer

General News / May 17, 2022

Dublin City Council may pedestrianise Richmond Row this summer

Words: Eva O’Beirne

Vehicles may be banned along the Portobello stretch of the Grand Canal for a trial period over the summer months.

Dublin City Council is considering a week-long trial pedestrianisation of Richmond Row, an area spanning from the Atlas Language School, where Richmond Street meets the canal, down past the Lower Deck pub and onto Lennox Street.

The plans are in response to Portobello Plaza being restricted by the ongoing construction of a hotel. The area may be inaccessible for up to two years.

Councillor Mannix Flynn, a DCC official said on the plans: “Dublin City Council was considering a week-long trial to pedestrianise part of Richmond Row at Portobello Harbour.”

“If we proceed with the trial and the trial is deemed successful we will look to extend it for the duration of summer 2022. The purpose of the trial is two-fold.”

“To extend the area of usable pedestrian public space at the square in the short term and to potentially increase the area of quality public open space at the square when the area is redesigned. Currently, Dublin City Parks Department is undertaking to prepare a scheme to redesign the square and the public consultation around the future design is due to commence in June 2022.”

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