Georges Street Lwr, to be pedestrianised as part of Summer Streets initiative

by Amy Rohu
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Following an extensive public consultation process, and a significant level of public support, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council plan to proceed with the Dún Laoghaire Summer Streets initiative, writes Amy Rohu.

This includes the pedestrianisation of George’s St. Lower, which is planned to start on Monday July 5, at 11.00 am and continue until the September 30, 2021. 

An extensive public awareness plan is being implemented, including a detailed traffic management plan and diversion routes will be signed.

Of the 1103 submissions received, 773 of responses were in favour of the Dún Laoghaire Summer Streets initiative to pedestrianise George’s St. Lower and parts of a number of other streets in the town centre during the summer months, while 330 responses were not in favour of the initiative, as initially presented in the public consultation.  

Those respondents who raised concerns have had their concerns addressed during the consultation period.

Speaking about the consultation, An Cathaoirleach Cllr Lettie McCarthy said: “The public consultation process in advance of this aspect of the dlr Summer Street initiative is a key part in how the Council want to engage with the public, with business and with local organisations. Their insight and opinion is always of importance in helping to ensure the success of new projects. I am pleased to see so many of the consultation respondents indicating their support and I am really looking forward to the transformation of Georges Street and surrounding streets this summer. Dún Laoghaire will be buzzing.”

PHOTO – Proposed Artist Impression

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