{meta} Agenda for Traffic and Transport SPC on Wednesday 3rd February, 2021, 3.00 pm

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Minutes of Previous Traffic & Transport SPC Meeting held on 04th November 2020 pdf icon PDF 368 KB


Two members raised questions in relation to the Minutes.  Brendan O’Brien addressed two issues raised by Member one from  Colm Ryder Dublin Cycling Campaign regarding 30Km speed limit bye-laws.  BOB advised that Love 30 workshop took place last week.  Further discussion to take place at each area committee.  Proposed Non-Statutory consultation is hoped to resolve some issues which caused it to fail last time.  Plan to go to Statutory consultation by early next year.


Cllr Flynn noted the excellent Love 30 presentation which gave a clear understanding of effects of 30KM speed limits which should be shared nationwide with all other Councils.


BOB advised that he understood all previous question had been replied to and requested Gary Kearney PPN to submit any question which had not already been replied to.


Gary Kearney PPN emphasised DCC’s commitment regarding NALDA plain English should be used in all reports as currently this is not happening.




Minutes of Walking & Cycling Sub-Committee 12th October 2020 & 30th November 2020 pdf icon PDF 397 KB

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Mapping of cycle track routes is being progressed. 

It was noted the importance of social inclusion in the provision of cycle infrastructure.

Colm Ryder complimented Antonia Martin and her team supporting the Walking & Cycling Sub-Committee.




Minutes of Public Transport Sub-Committee 22nd October 2020 pdf icon PDF 382 KB




Pre-Draft Consultation of the City Development Plan ( Deirdre Scully )


A presentation was given by Deirdre Scully Deputy City Planner on the Pre-Draft Consultation on City Development Plan 2022-2028, encouraging all stakeholder to engage in the consultation before the closing date 22nd February 2021. Deirdre Scully took questions from the members on her presentation.




Updated cycle parking guidance ( Chris Manzira ) pdf icon PDF 265 KB


Brendan O’Brien gave an update on Cycle Parking Guidance and answered questions from Members.




Parking enforcement proposed policy change to include fixed penalty notices ( Dermot Stevenson ) pdf icon PDF 350 KB


Dermot Stevenson Parking Enforcement Officer gave a report on Parking Enforcement proposed policy change to include fixed penalty notices.


The members debated the issues.  Some Members felt a more detailed report should be brought to the next SPC for further debate.  A roll call vote was taken to decide if this Report should be debated further at the next SPC or the report goes to the next City Council Meeting for debate.  Of the members present at the time of the vote, nine Members were in favour of  the report going to the next City Council Meeting and four were for against.


Agreed Report to go to next City Council Meeting


Update on Consultation process College Green Dame Street (Verbal) Brendan O'Brien


Brendan O’Brien gave an verbal update on the College Green Consultation Process and replied to questions raised by the Members.  Brendan O’Brien advised a further report will be given at the May SPC in relation to College Green.




Motion in the name of Cllr. Jane Horgan Jones

For 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  would no longer run on the south-side of the river, they would run on the Northside 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




As Cllr. Jane Horgan Jones was not in attendance and the item has been deferred a number of times.  It was agreed by Members that the Item be taken off the Agenda and if the Councillor wishes the motion can be submitted to a future meeting.




Motion in the name of Martin Hoey PPN

That Dublin City Council upgrades all of its disability car and bicycle parking spaces to bring them into line with the guidelines as published by the Irish wheelchair association starting with the retrofitting of 3 proper wheelchair accessible parking spaces on Lombard Street to include proper access and road markings link to guidelines





Member agreed the following is required:


·         Upgrade current Disabled Parking Bays

·         Contact Department of Transport to request Traffic Signs Manual be brought in line with IWA Guidelines

·         Members to notify DCC of specific Disabled Parking Bays that are an issue and these can be assessed as priority.

·         Write to other DCC Departments who provide off Street Disabled Parking Bays of IWA Guidelines.