There was a meeting in the Mansion House hosted by Lord Mayor Andrew Montague last Monday (2nd April 2012) regarding the proposal.
It is proposed that the folowing areas be closed to traffic on a trial basis for 6 months:
Upper Drury Street,
South William Street,
St. Stephens Green (top of Grafton Street)
Green: Current pedestrian zones
Blue: To be closed to traffic
Pink: Car park access
Read the PDF
Perhaps the presentation isn't as professional as Dublin Civic Trust ;-), but I think it should be welcomed.
What do Archiseekers think? Better left to the professionals? Let's face it, DCC need all the help they can get.
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However I am happy to see it has gotten some legs and importantly gotten some mayoral backing. Its a worthwhile Idea. I would love to see the amount of cars in the area reduced and new uses encouraged..not just shop browsing and cafes. I think Dame Court for example has huge potential for reinvention. Maybe with a small park at its centre.
It fits in with what DCC are proposing (apparently...few outside the 'clique' seen it yet) for the Grafton Quarter - significant reinvention of the public realm between Kildare Street and S.G. Georges Street.
I welcome it Morlan!
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