Irish Pedestrian Network, the Dublin Cycling Campaign and the Dublin Commuter Coalition have joined forces today to block South William Street off to traffic this afternoon.
The groups plan to stay there until 7pm as they call for the pedestrianisation of the city centre to speed up.
We've declared a Clean Air Zone on South William Street. Come grab a breath of fresh air in Dublin city centre, up until 7pm today. @IrishPedestrian @DublinCommuters @ExtinctRebelsIE #StreetsAreForPeople pic.twitter.com/4JaleyrlMq
— Dublin Cycling 🚲 (@dublincycling) July 20, 2019
Green Party councillor Neasa Hourigan tweeted a photo of herself at the protest along with the caption 'We have occupied South William Street and declared a Clean Air Zone until 7pm. A viable pedestrian plan has been stalled for almost a decade on this street. #StreetsAreForPeople.'
We have occupied South William Street and declared a #CleanAirZone until 7pm. A viable pedestrian plan has been stalled for almost a decade on this street. #StreetsAreForPeople pic.twitter.com/avArSHcb3y
— Cllr. Neasa Hourigan (@neasa_neasa) July 20, 2019
Tomorrow will see the first of three trials which will see College Green in the city go traffic-free.