Contact & Activities

Participating city

Dublin City Council
500.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Environment & Transport
Deirdre Kelly
Block 2, Floor 7, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland, D08 RF3F
++353 01 874559494

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
17 September
Virtual Cycles online campaign - using social media and the #virtualcycles hashtag we shared video footage of recent upgrades to cycle routes in Dublin.
22 September
Webinar: Cities for People in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on businesses in Dublin.

This panel will explore how our public space can best adapt to support how people move around Dublin in order better support businesses.

Patricia Reidy, who leads the Dublin City Council team behind the pedestrianisation trials around Grafton Street, and Graeme McQueen of Dublin Chamber of Commerce will discuss this important topic.

•Patricia Reidy, who leads the Dublin City Council team behind the ‘Covid Mobility Programme’

•Graeme McQueen, Head of Communications, Dublin Chamber of Commerce

•Chaired by Colm Walsh, business owner and Dublin Cycling Campaign member

Register for this webinar at

A number of further webinars took place the following week.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
  • Other: Dublin ran a trial for pedestrianising a number of streets in the city-centre for a number of weeks during the summer.
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Other: On the Speed Reduction programmes - Dublin has begun to implement School Zone initiatives at schools throughout the city. These colourful zones aim to make drivers aware of the fact that they are ente
  • Enlargement of pavements
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas