Draft Dublin City Centre Transport Plan

Closed 1 Dec 2023

Opened 13 Sep 2023

Feedback updated 7 Feb 2024

We asked

  • Do you think that reducing ‘through traffic’ will improve the amenity value of Dublin’s city centre? ('Through traffic' is traffic that does not have a destination in the city centre).
  • Do you support the principle of giving commuters more transport choices when they decide to come to Dublin City Centre?
  • Do you think that road space for private vehicles in the core city centre should be reduced to facilitate a more efficient public transport system that has increased capacity? 
  • Are you in favour of high quality cycle facilities in the city centre?
  • Are you in favour of high quality pedestrian facilities in the city centre? 
  • Do you support the concept of more traffic-free ‘civic spaces’ in the city centre?
  • How do you normally travel to Dublin city centre?
    Public Transport/Cycle/Walk/Private Car/Taxi/Motorcycle/Escooter
  • "Page 32-35 of the draft Plan explore options to create a traffic-free area at 1) Liberty Place (Beresford Place) and at 2) Custom House Quay. What area would you prefer to see become traffic-free?

You said

3,592 submissions were received as part of the non-statutory public consultation process. We thank everyone who took the time to take part in this consultation.

We did

Dublin City Council has compiled a report on the non-statutory consultation to be presented to the Traffic and Transport SPC on the 7th of February 2024, along with a final version of the City Centre Transport Plan. These are available below.

A copy of the online submissions is also available below. A copy of the written submissions is available at https://dublincity.sharefile.eu/public/share/web-s1fdd993b23f64832befa323d5cd49bd0


Dublin City Council, in partnership with the National Transport Authority, have published the draft Dublin City Centre Transport Plan 2023. The publication of this plan is an objective of the Dublin City Development Plan 2022 -2028 which was adopted by the elected members in November 2022, and of the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area, as approved by the Minister for Transport in December 2022.

The Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028 sets out an aspiring vision for the city, and in the area of transport sets out very challenging and ambitious targets to be achieved, including a 40% reduction in general traffic and significant increases in walking, cycling and public transport.

The overall transport vision in this plan is for a low traffic city centre with public transport, walking and cycling being prioritised. It draws lessons from the response to the Covid pandemic whereby low traffic volumes allowed very ambitious changes to be undertaken in areas such as Capel Street, Nassau Street and along the North and South Quays.

The traffic management changes envisaged as part of this plan aim to significantly reduce volumes of car traffic in the city centre, opening up space for the sustainable modes, and significantly improving the public realm by allowing greening and the development of new public spaces for residents, workers and visitors to the city centre.

A period of consultation has now commenced and members of the public and interested parties are invited to share their views on the draft Plan.

The draft Dublin City Centre Transport Plan can be found at the bottom of this page.

An accessible version of the draft Dublin City Centre Transport Plan can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Share your views by taking the survey below.

Hard copies of the draft documentation are available for review at Dublin City Council, Civic Offices Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

Postal submissions can be sent to City Centre Transport Projects, Dublin City Council, Block 2, Floor 7, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. 

The consultation finishes at 5pm on Friday 1st of December 2023.

What happens next

Once the consultation is complete, submissions will be compiled and ammendments to the draft Plan will be made where required. A summary of the submissions and the final Plan will be presented to the Traffic and Transport SPC.

The final Plan will be published on www.dublincity.ie.  


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