Survey on proposed Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2019

Closed 22 Sep 2019

Opened 12 Aug 2019


Dublin City Council wish to engage through public consultation with members of the public with regard to the expansion of the 30km/h speed limit into more residential areas of the city. The aim of this consultation is to get public feedback on the 30km/h speed limit for the purpose of assessing public levels of support and identifying if there are any particular barriers to acceptance and compliance.

The application of special speed limits is being undertaken in accordance with the ‘Guidelines for Setting & Managing Speed Limits in Ireland’ (March 2015), published by the Department of Transport Tourism & Sport. The Road Traffic Act of 2004 (Section 9) sets out the current legislative basis for the setting of speed limits. The setting of special speed limits (30km/h, 50km/h, 60km/h, 80km/h) is a function of the Elected Members of the council. The default speed limit in the Dublin City Council administrative area is 50km/h.

Submissions may be made online, on or before 5pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019. Submissions can also be made in writing marked “Speed Limit Review” to the Senior Engineer, Transport Operations, Environment & Transportation Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, D08 RF3F, or via email to  A hardcopy of the proposed Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2019 is available for inspection at all Dublin City Council Libraries, Civic Offices and Local Area Offices for the duration of the Public Consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following publications are pertinent to the current speed limits public consultation:

Public Consultation Documents

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