{meta} Agenda for Traffic and Transport SPC on Wednesday 10th November, 2021, 2.00 pm

Agenda and draft minutes


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NTA briefing on the Greater Dublin Area Transportation Strategy - National Transport Authority.


Hugh Creegan and David Clements from National Transport Authority (NTA) gave a briefing on the Greater Dublin Area Transport Strategy 2022 – 2042 and replied to questions raised by Members.  A copy of the presentation was circulated to all members and the equality impact assessment was updated on the NTA website as requested by Members also.




Minutes from Traffic & Transport SPC meeting 08th September 2021 pdf icon PDF 226 KB





Minutes of Walking and Cycling Sub-Committee 24th May 2021 pdf icon PDF 386 KB





Minutes of Public Transport Sub-Committee Meeting held on Thursday 17th June 2021 pdf icon PDF 798 KB




Proposal for an additional SPC meeting Wednesday 01st December 2021 at 3 p.m. to be agreed by members - Cllr. Christy Burke.




Report on the public consultation for the Draft Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2020. pdf icon PDF 702 KB

Additional documents:


Dermot Stevenson the Parking Enforcement Officer answered Members questions on the report on public consultation for the Draft Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2020. Members recommended the report go forward to next City Council meeting for adoption.




Proposed changes to Parking Enforcement Policy - Residential Pay & Display Ballots pdf icon PDF 467 KB


Dermot Stevenson Parking Enforcement Officer answered Members question on the report on proposed changes to Parking Enforcement Policy relating to residential Pay & Display Ballots. 


Noted.   Report to go to next City Council meeting.


Report on South Quay Contra Flow proposal Motion submitted by Cllr. Jane Horgan Jones deferred from last month's SPC meeting. Maggie O'Donnell, Senior Transportation Officer. pdf icon PDF 200 KB


Cllr. Jane Horgan Jones requested the report be noted and thanked Maggie O’Donnell for the comprehensive report.






Motion 361 referred to Traffic & Transport SPC from Special Council Meeting on 22-24th June 2021. P&D review

Special Council Meeting - 22-24 June 2021 re Pre-draft Dublin City Development Plan


Motion 361 Cllr Marie Devine

That the Development Plan will incorporate revised and updated guidelines vis a vis Pay and Display in residential areas. This will prioritise public consultation with affected local residents and businesses, it will be flexible and subject to change before the final map is agreed upon and implemented.

Planning Reason

Increase public consultation and involvement by citizens in shaping their area.




Chief Executive’s Response

It is a reserved function of Dublin City Council Members to vote in amendments to the Parking Control By Laws 2019. This is not a matter for the Development Plan.

Chief Executive’s Recommendation

Not agreed, as this motion raises issues that are outside of the scope of the function of Development Plans, as defined by the Planning and Development Act (as amended).


Council Meeting Decision

The report and recommendation of the Chief Executive was AGREED and MOTION to be sent to the Traffic & Transport SPC.





Members agreed to defer this Motion to next meeting.


Motion 769 referred to Traffic & Transport SPC from Special Council Meeting 22-24 June 2021 re pre-draft Dublin City Development Plan.

Special Council Meeting - 22-24 June 2021 re Pre-draft Dublin City Development Plan


Motion 769 Cllr Tara Deacy

Parks / Playgrounds


That DCC provide picnic benches, and appropriate seating for all residents with all levels of ability, that a particular focus be given to parks with little or no amenities in place at present.

In communities with scarce green space that pocket parks, pocket forests and micro parks be put in place through community engagement and to ensure ownership by the local community.


This Council must prioritise the provision of playgrounds and we are particularly anxious to provide side by side play opportunities for people with disabilities.

Playgrounds should be seen as not only an investment in children but as a great way to bring communities together, foster social interaction and provide a focal point for parents and grandparents. We want to see greater provision of playgrounds across the city.

We are conscious that the positioning of playgrounds in local communities is an important factor for consideration in order to promote community buy-in, to reduce the risk of vandalism and to minimise anti-social activity. Public consultation will be a vital part of every playground proposal.

We must also ensure DCC provide and update accessible playgrounds for the citizens of our city to include amenities for all children, to pay particular attention to amenities for children with various abilities, to include communications boards for children, alongside wheelchair friendly pieces.

To provide a level of shelter in our playgrounds as seen in other European countries (see attached example) in light of the Irish climate.

To remove ‘Kissing Gates’ throughout the city and replace with a more secure, accessible entrance for all.

Planning Reason

Covid has shown us the importance of our parks/green spaces/playgrounds and what a wonderful amenity they are for us all. It has also shown the gaps in many of our parks and how we can improve them for everyone with varying abilities.






Chief Executive’s Response

It is recognised that the location and size of open space around the City is not consistent and deficits have been identified in respect of the provision of flagship parks and open space provision in certain communities across a number of areas particularly the City Centre between the canals. The Draft Plan will build upon the policies and objectives in the current Plan to protect and improve existing parks and open spaces and continue with the existing programme to develop new green and open spaces in the appropriate areas as the opportunity arises in conjunction with protecting the natural environment.

Similarly, the Draft Plan will continue to support the provision of play facilities and amenities within existing and future open space areas. It is recognised that the City’s parks provide a key service to the community whether that is informal recreation such as walking or more formal activities such as organised sports. Dublin City Council’s Parks Strategy 2019 – 2022 takes into consideration the accessibility, quality, quantity and distribution of parks and  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.


Members agreed to defer this motion to next meeting.