Dublin City Council launches car-free trial along Capel Street this weekend

11th June, 2021

Dublin City Council’s car-free trial this evening and other weekend evenings for the next six weeks start today.


This is another project by Dublin City Council’s Office of City Recovery to support business in the City and facilitate outdoor dining that has been driven by Fine Gael City Councillors. Capel Street is my favourite street in the entire city and I am confident this initiative will help attract even more Dubliners into the area to enjoy Capel Street’s renowned hospitality.


For more information on the trial and how the car-free time will operate, please see below update from Dublin City Councill:

From 6.30pm this evening (Friday) and again tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday evening from 6.30pm to 11.30pm for a period of 6 weekends on a trial basis, Capel Street and Parliament Street will be car-free.
In addition to the increased pedestrian space already created by build-outs on Capel Street and the closure of Capel Street between Parnell Street and Ryders Row, which will be closed to all vehicular traffic 24/7 from 7am today, the 11th of June.
This traffic-free trial will also effectively make the following streets traffic-free at these times:
o Parnell Street from Ryders Row to Capel Street
o Little Britain Street from Campbell’s Court to Capel Street
o Mary Street from Jervis Lane Upper to Capel Street
o Mary Street Little from Anglesea Row to Capel Street
o Mary’s Abbey from Aran Street to Capel Street
o Abbey Street from Jervis Lane Upper to Capel Street
o Strand Street Little from Aran Street to Capel Street
o Strand Street from Jervis Street to Capel Street
o Essex Gate from Exchange Street to Parliament Street
o Essex Street East from Sycamore Street to Parliament Street
Parking on Capel Street will be facilitated until 6pm each day of the trial. All vehicles should vacate the street by 6pm.
Local bus diversions will be in place for buses that usually serve Parliament Street via Bachelor’s Walk, Rosie Hackett Bridge and back on to normal route. Further information available from Dublin Bus- https://www.dublinbus.ie/News-Centre/General-News/Parliament-Street-Closure-/
There will be no disruption to LUAS services and access for local residents will be maintained.