{meta} Agenda for Traffic and Transport SPC on Wednesday 2nd September, 2020, 3.00 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Remote Video Conference

Contact: Email: martina.halpin@dublincity.ie 

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Minutes of the Meeting of the Traffic and Transport SPC, 3rd June 2020 pdf icon PDF 160 KB


Minutes Agreed



Luas Finglas - Presentation on the Extension of the Luas Green Line - Transport Infrastructure Ireland


Transport Infrastructure Ireland gave a presentation on the extension of the Luas

Green Line to Finglas and addressed questions raised by Councillors in relation to

the proposal.


Update on COVID Mobility Measures - Brendan O'Brien, Acting Executive Manager (Traffic)


Brendan O’Brien A/Executive Manager gave an update on Covid Mobility Measures and addressed questions raised by Councillors. Councillors could email any additional questions that were not answered on the day and Brendan O’Brien will get back to them in relation to their queries.


Dublin City Council Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2020 (COVID 19) - Report on Public Consultation and Draft Bye-Laws pdf icon PDF 536 KB

Additional documents:


Brendan O’Brien gave a report on the public consultation that took place as part of

the review of the Special 30Km Speed Limit bye-laws. Brendan O’Brien answered

questions raised by Councillors. Members felt it was important that the public were on board with the proposals. Members agreed to allow the report and draft Special 30Km Speed Bye-Laws 2020 to go to the full City Council meeting on 7th September 2020 for their consideration.


Mobility Education Presentation - Helen Smirnova, Senior Executive Engineer


Helen Smirnova Sen. Executive Engineer gave a presentation on Mobility Education

An initiative that DCC would like to commence which will be inclusive for all children

to participate in. This initiative was welcomed by all Councillors.


Traffic and Transport SPC Sub-Committees - Next steps

·         Walking and Cycling Sub-Committee

·         Public Transport Sub-Committee


Councillors requested they be emailed with proposed dates in September for both



Motion in the name of Councillor Jane Horgan-Jones

The Traffic and Transport SPC request an assessment of the advantages and the disadvantages of running bus routes against the flow of traffic on the quays in the City Centre to be undertaken by Dublin City Council, with a view to the findings being presented to Dublin Bus and the NTA.

For example, buses heading to Heuston station would no longer run on the south side of the river, they would run on the north side on the river side of the road, adjacent to the boardwalk. The potential advantages of this are as follows:

·         Make better use of footpaths on the riverside

·         Increased use of riverside footpaths can reduce antisocial behaviour on the boardwalks

·         Reduce conflict between bus passengers and cyclists at bus stops on the business/shop side of the road and so allow the bike lane to revert to the left side of the road, from the current riverside bike lane. This is a more suitable side of the road for cyclists.

·         Reduce bus passengers clogging up footpaths on the building-side of the quays.

  • Makes it easier for restaurants and cafés to open out on to the footpaths, as there would no longer be bus stops. This would be more beneficial to the sunnier north-side of the quays
  • If cyclists could use the contraflow bus routes, it would allow cyclists cycle in either direction on both sides of the river. This could potentially reduce the amount of space needed for the bike lane



This motions was deferred to the next meeting at the request of Cllr Jane Horgan



Motion in the name of Councillor Janet Horner

"That the Traffic and Transport SPC call the appropriate representatives from An Garda Síochána and Dublin City Council Parking Enforcement services to the next SPC to discuss improvement to policing of illegal and irresponsible parking in the Dublin City Council area with a view to improved safety for vulnerable road users."


Motion Agreed for discussion at a future SPC meeting.