Love the Lanes

Closed 25 Apr 2014

Opened 21 Mar 2014

Results expected 19 May 2014


Activating Temple Bar’s lanes for people to use and enjoy


‘Love the Lanes’ is looking for new ideas and creative possibilities to help us rethink how we use the back lanes of Temple Bar.  Over the years these lanes have fallen into disuse and have become magnets for anti-social behaviour.  Our goal is to reactivate these lanes for people to use and enjoy.


We are launching an open call out for new ideas from all kinds of people; designers, crafters, environmentalists, horticulturists, artists, entrepreneurs, local residents and businesses…anyone who wants space to develop their idea. 


We are looking for new uses to prototype on-street this summer; from events, installations, design, recreation, play, markets, creative lighting to greening. Everything is possible but the city cannot do it alone. 


Selected ideas will be trialled on Adair and Bedford Lanes, Copper Alley and Crampton Court in Temple Bar and may become permanent.  We think these lanes have the potential to become great pedestrian spaces, to boost activity and feed into Temple Bar’s vibrant arts and culture scene. 




What happens next

Submit your idea before Tuesday 22nd  April

Ideas will be assessed by an advisory panel and we will gather public feedback on all shortlisted ideas to help our final selection.

Selected ideas will be announced on Monday 19th May

If your idea is selected you will be invited to develop your idea further, with a view to implementation for an agreed prototyping period commencing in July 2014. 




  • All Areas


  • Stakeholders
  • Prescribed Bodies
  • Service Providers / Utilities
  • Voluntary Organisations/ NGO
  • Business Associations and Organisations
  • Environmental Organisations
  • National Representative Bodies
  • Elected Officials
  • Residents Groups
  • All citizens
  • Older people
  • Children and Young People (u18)


  • Public Realm