Dublin’s Parliament Street is to go traffic free at weekends over the Summer, it has been confirmed.
As confirmed over the weekend, the street will be closed to traffic from 11am to 11pm across Saturdays and Sundays, as part of a reduction which started on July 1, and will run until late August.
These changes emanated from traffic-free trials which were conducted in 2021, with more family-friendly times being requested.
These trials also took place last Summer, running from 6.30pm to 11pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
This move was brought in, in order to encourage more families into the area, which will mean deliveries can still be made on the street up to 11am, while Essex Quay and Essex Street will remain open.
Despite this, emergency vehicles will also be allowed access to the street at all times for emergency services.
Parliament Street Set For Permanent Changes
These changes were brought in on the back of the feedback collated from these trials.
Elsewhere, permanent changes to Parliament Street are being finalised. These plans are being drafted by the City Centre Transport Study, as part of a draft which will be published for public consultation in August or September.
Speaking of Dublin, last weekend saw HMV open its first store in the capital in 10 years.
The store will see 3,000 products available at the store including franchises such as Stranger Things, Pokémon, Star Wars, and Marvel.
More on this from Nova here.