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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# College Green

This week
28th May 2023 - 1st June 2023
# Dublin City Council
Private cars banned from driving through College Green from today
The College Green bus corridor will be in place for 24 hours, seven days per week.
Last month
May 2023
# Dublin City Council
Private cars to be banned from College Green at the end of May
Dublin City Council has said that private cars disproportionately increase traffic times in the area and plan to include public seating and planters in the redesign.
All time
# College Green
Man (30s) arrested after cash robbed and staff threatened in shop in Dublin city
The robbery happened on College Green at 7.30pm last night.
# An Bord Pleanála
'Mini Stonehenge': Utility boxes used to develop Luas don't need planning permission
The Dublin Civic Trust described the emergence of the boxes as “appalling.”
# Dublin
College Green will be car-free today, here's what you need to know
Dublin is one of several cities marking Car Free Day 2019.
# college green plaza
Dublin's College Green will be pedestrianised again today - these diversions will be in place
The area is being pedestrianised on a trial basis.
# College Green
'There's loads of space for people': Can Dublin break down the barriers to pedestrianisation?
Dublin City Council is trialling three traffic-free days at College Green this summer.
# Dublin City
Council hails 'overwhelmingly positive' traffic-free College Green with plan to double space this Sunday
College Green in Dublin city centre will be traffic-free again this Sunday.
# Your Say
Poll: Should College Green be pedestrianised?
A trial is happening today, but some people want the move to be permanent.
# no traffic
Dublin's College Green will be pedestrianised tomorrow - these diversions will be in place
The area is being pedestrianised on a trial basis.
# No Cars Go
Here are the days Dublin's College Green will be pedestrianised this summer
The area will be traffic-free on three Sundays in late July and early August.
# Dublin City
'We want to see it at its best': Dublin City Council plans closure of College Green for summer events
Plans for the pedestrianised plaza were rejected by An Bord Pleanála last year.
Dublin City Council spent over €600,000 on design consultants for College Green Plaza
Under the envisioned pedestrian and cycle plaza all traffic would be banned from entering Dame Street via College Green.
# College Green
Fresh College Green Plaza application to be lodged by Dublin City Council next year
The council’s original plans for a pedestrianised plaza were rejected last month by the An Bord Pleanála.
# Dublin
60% of people want Dublin's College Green to be traffic-free and turned into a plaza
Dublin City Council’s plans for a pedestrianised plaza were rejected last month by An Bord Pleanála.
All is not lost - the civic plaza at College Green should still go ahead
An Bord Pleanála refused the plans but said they would enhance the amenity and attractiveness of this city centre location. The door is clearly open to resubmit, writes Green Party councillor Ciaran Cuffe.
# Traffic
Future of College Green: Council CEO says gradual changes will lead to 'completely traffic-free area'
Dubin City Council’s plans for a pedestrianised plaza were rejected in October.
# Analysis
As College Green plaza comes to a shuddering halt, we must ask why we can't put ideas into action
The plan was long talked about but hit a major planning roadblock this week.
# Dublin city centre
Potential conflict between cyclists and pedestrians cited as College Green plaza plans rejected
The plans have been the subject of heated debate for some time.
# paul mcdermott
Body of missing Dublin man found
Paul McDermott was last seen in College Green yesterday.
# The Danish Way
Commuter bikes take over from cars in Copenhagen but how far behind is Dublin?
Dublin “behind the Danes” – more people cycling to work in Copenhagen than driving
# College Green
'There's a cycling agenda here' - debate hots up ahead of planning meeting on Dublin's proposed civic plaza
The proposed College Green plaza has raised some businesses’ hackles.
# college green plaza
'Frankly ridiculous': Soc Dems leader objects to plans to stop buses going through College Green
Roisin Shortall is due to make an oral submission to the Bord Pleanála on Monday.
# No Cars Go
'Possible increased fares': Taxis won't be allowed to use some College Green roads during rush hour
A taxi driver association said that this move would increase fares as drivers will have to take longer routes.
# No Carl Luas
The Luas goes at a 'slow jogging pace' through Dublin city
College Green also takes twice as long to get through on a bus.
# College Green
Taxi drivers threaten protest over proposed College Green plaza
The various taxi driver associations have grouped together to say that the damage the plaza will do to their business has not been taken into consideration by Dublin City Council.
# Changing lanes
Here's what it's like to travel the 'confusing' new cycle route through College Green
Cyclists say there are problems with a lack of clear signage at the busy junction.
# College Green
Dublin rush hour traffic congestion eases after 17 bus routes changed
Numerous bus routes were changed because of complaints of gridlock traffic.
# Irish Guide Dogs
Why do we need to take away the kerb? Questions over 'shared space' road designs
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind says the new streetscape designs have ‘crept in’ in Ireland.
# The plaza
'If we do nothing, the city will grind to a halt' - Plans for College Green expected within weeks
Cyclists, meanwhile, want to ensure that the plaza has a defined cycle track.
'There is just not enough space for private cars, taxis, buses, cyclists and trams'
It is truly a wonder why local business groups are not begging us to ban cars, let alone trying to scupper plans, writes Paddy Smyth.
# College Green
Dublin city traffic restrictions to be reviewed following delay of College Green public hearing
A pedestrian-prioritised €10 million plaza is planned for Dublin’s College Green.
# Signal failure
Signal failure causes major traffic disruption during Luas Cross City's first weekday
“It couldn’t have happened at a worse time.”
# College Green
Dublin traffic restrictions to remain in place until New Year as College Green development plans stall
The council said it will hear more public submissions over a three week period.
# temple bar company
Temple Bar traders have some concerns about the new College Green civic plaza
The new plaza will see the area directly in front of the entrance to Trinity College Dublin largely pedestrianised.
# Dublin
Concern that too many taxis could 'clutter' the new College Green civic plaza
Taxis are to be allowed drive on the bus and tram corridor at the planned College Green.
# all change
Car ban for Dublin's College Green may come in as early as this year
It’s part of ambitious plans for a civic plaza at the site.
# Gridlock
Get stressed out sitting in traffic jams? One TD says it's impacting on people’s quality of life
Next week, Dublin City Council will discuss new plans to restrict car numbers in the city.
# Dublin
Plans for the new Civic Plaza at College Green will be submitted in March
The Luas will be operating at the site by the end of this year.
# plans for change
What would you use the pedestrianised College Green plaza for?
Dublin City Council wants to know.