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Dublin's Pedestrian Plaza Is Being Opposed By A Lobby Group Made Up Of Retailers... Who All Own Car Parks

By aidan

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


Plans for Dublin's beautiful new pedestrian plaza on College Green may face some steely opposition – from car park owners.

The Dublin City Traders’ Alliance (DCTA) has been formed as a 'single-issue' lobby group, according to the Sunday Times, with a view to opposing traffic changes arising from the Luas Cross City Project and the College Green plaza and the reduction of traffic on the quays.

These plans propose a better flow of traffic for trams and buses, with view to making Dublin more pedestrian- and bike-friendly – however members of this lobby group include Brown Thomas, Arnotts, the Jervis Centre and the Ilac Centre, all of which either own or licence car parks.

While this is just a lobby group at present, The Sunday Times reports that they have already held meetings with councillors and council officials.

Whether or not it comes to anything remains to be seen – but it will certainly complicate the route to completion for this much-needed plan.

You can read a summary of the Times report here on


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