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Traffic-Free College Green Is Being Trialled With Series Of Summer Events

By Kiara Keane

May 16, 2019 at 10:50am

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Dublin’s College Green will be going traffic-free this summer with a series of weekend trials.

Original plans to turn the city centre space into a pedestrian zone were rejected by An Bord Pleanála last year over concerns it would have a “significant and negative” impact on bus passengers and taxis.

Earlier this year it was revealed that council officials were discussing plans to trial the idea in order to showcase what a pedestrianised College Green plaza would actually look like and how it would work best.

Dublin City Council has now confirmed that the traffic-free plaza will be tested out with a number of family fun days this summer.

A series of family-friendly events will be held over three consecutive Sundays in July and August to assess how realistic the plans are and see what impact it has on traffic.

Buses and other traffic will be diverted on those days, but the Luas will keep running as normal.

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