{meta} Agenda for Traffic and Transport SPC on Wednesday 13th September, 2023, 3.00 pm

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Hybrid: City Hall & via Zoom

Contact: Email: ciaran.mcgoldrick@dublincity.ie 


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Minutes of SPC meeting of 7th June , 2023 pdf icon PDF 590 KB

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Minutes of the Public Transport Subcommittee - 11th May 20233 pdf icon PDF 363 KB

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Draft City Centre Transport Plan. Presentation by Brendan O'Brien, Executive Manager & Hugh Creegan National Transport Authority pdf icon PDF 5 MB

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Copy of presentation attached


The Plan was broadly welcomed by members and questions where mostly asking for greater detail on issues such as:

·         Funding/Budget

·         Locations of Bus Gates

·         Modelling information

·         Blue Badge Access

·         Clarity on Traffic Free Street V Pedestrian Zones

·         Effect of the changes on outer areas of the city

Detailed engagement with the business community was requested along with a Delivery Strategy for the City


Brendan O’Brien said all particulars of the plan would be detailed over time.  He said the report sets out an implementation programme with some traffic management changes listed for 2024 and 2025 and that while big changes are proposed for the city, they are in line with the policy voted on by Dublin City Council Members in the Development Plan to move to a more traffic free environment for the City


The public engagement will take place through the online consultation


Hugh Creegan of the NTA stated that both public and political acceptance is required and that funding is available for the projects.


Mr Creegan also informed the members that Bus Levels are now back above pre pandemic levels and the only major issue in providing services is recruitment of drivers.


Report on the Bike Bunker scheme and recommendations for how this scheme should be implemented. -- Jennifer McGrath pdf icon PDF 753 KB

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A number questions arose including:


Q - Colm Ryder highlighted issues regarding cost, and the issue of equity, where annual car parking fees are currently half the cost of Bike Bunker fees.

Reply: The costs are up for review


Q - Cllr Michael Pigeon asked that the tender process be provided.

Reply: The tender will be published in Quarter 4 following agreement at todays meeting.


Q - Cllr Ray McAdam questioned on why there were delays in delivering the project.

Reply: Staff resources is the reason for delays, which hopefully hiring a service provider will alleviate.

The target of a minimum delivery of 50 bunkers a year over a three year period will be sought from a service provider.


Q - Cllr Horner asked about the budget and if more funding was needed and also about targeted theft

Reply: The budget has not been agreed until tender details agreed today


Q - Martin Hoey asked about charging arrangements

Reply such matters are up for consideration



The following recommendation was agreed:

that the policy of Dublin City Council will be to continue to roll out the “Bike Bunker “ scheme in the manner set out above i.e. by contracting a third party to work with DCC to provide this scheme on a city wide basis subject to funding.”



Review of DCC's Bike Bunker Scheme pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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Dublin City Council Road Safety Strategy pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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Colm Ryder highlighted the ongoing issues regarding access to good data on traffic incidents. Asking that the executive of DCC should take the lead on sorting this issue.


Order: Reports and Recommendations noted and agreed.



Active travel Programme Office update report - Christopher Manzira pdf icon PDF 643 KB

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Order: Update Report noted


Make Way day presentation - Disability Federation of Ireland

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Order:Presentation Noted


Motion in the name of Councillor Janet Horner, Carolyn Moore, Michael Pidgeon & Caroline Conroy


"This SPC calls for the work of parking enforcement to be brought back under direct control of the Council instead of being contracted out. The new mandate for parking enforcement officers should emphasise enforcement where parking is dangerous or illegal or causing significant accessibility obstacle or damage to public infrastructure. It should also be explored to see whether litter, dumping and dog warden powers can be combined with those of parking enforcement for a combined benefit for all aspects of the public realm and the community."


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Members agreed to a workshop to be held with Councillors in the context of what was proposed in the motion.