“The spirit of Capel Street is really old Dublin,” says architect Bernard Seymour. “It’s an old trading street and it still has this individual vibe.”
Council Pilot Seeks to Tackle Broken Footpaths Where Older People May Fall
A council spokesperson said that €180,000 has been set aside to raise the standard of footpaths in Harold’s Cross and Glasnevin.
When the Footpaths Freeze, Vulnerable Pedestrians Should Just Stay Home, Says Council Chief
But there are ways the council, or other departments, could make sure people are able to do more of what they need to on icy days, say city residents.
A Group of Women Stroll the Streets of the North Inner-City to See What Feels Unsafe, and How the Council Can Fix It
There are ways to make safer places, says Green Party Councillor Darcy Lonergan. “But instead you’re telling me, don’t go out at night.”
By Cutting Costs with Fewer Beacons or More Solar, Council Plans to Try Out More Zebra Crossings
But an NCBI spokesperson says they’re not as safe for visually impaired people as crossings with lights to stop cars and bleeps to say when to walk.
Capel Street’s Car-Free Status Is Up for Debate Again
Councillors can’t agree whether they exiled the cars for good, or just as a test – and a business group is calling for the council to let the cars back in.
Issue 78: By Emily Thomas
This month’s cover illustration was inspired by the crazy footpath parking that’s common all over the city.
Dubliners Have Sent the Council Over 600 Ratings of City Traffic Signals, but Many Wonder If Anyone’s Listening
The council says all the feedback has been helpful, and points to changes it has made – but some users say they still feel discouraged the council doesn’t respond to their comments.
Some Parts of the City Are Getting Far More Money for Cycling and Walking Projects Than Others, Councillors Say
The South East Area has gotten €7,825,000 for projects within its boundaries, while the South Central Area has received €550,000, says Labour Councillor Darragh Moriarty, who drew up a tally.
Council Briefs: A New “Active Travel” Unit, More Fixed Parking Fines, and an App to Collect Opinions on Traffic Signals
These were some of the issues Dublin city councillors discussed at a recent meeting of their transport committee.