Dublin dining is moving outside once again as councilors have agreed to move forward with the pedestrianisation of South William Street in Dublin. During the pandemic people enjoyed their little bit of social interaction on South William Street and Capel Street, which was filled with diners, was also recently pedestrianised.
Not everyone’s too keen on the move to make the road car free but whilst we’re enjoying (or suffering through) a warm summer it will come as welcome news to many. After all, there’s nothing more refreshing than an outdoor pint.
Councillor Claire Byrne argues that:
‘We have done trials already they were a roaring success. In DublinTown’s own surveys almost 70 per cent of the businesses are supportive of full pedestrianisation and we know that the public sentiment towards this is incredibly strong.’
Moreover, the council also plans to pedestrianise Dame Street and College Green, with the aim of making College Green car free by 2024, meaning that three areas of the city will be fully pedestrianised. Where would you like to see pedestrianised next?