dlr "Summer Streets": Destination Dun Laoghaire!
dlr “Summer Streets”: Destination Dún Laoghaire
- Plans to pedestrianise George’s Street Lower and create a people friendly welcoming space for everyone to enjoy
- Supporting the local economy and allowing Cafes and Restaurants & other businesses to use public realm with safe social distancing.
We are continuing our dlr’s “Summer Streets” initiative, and next up is Dún Laoghaire. It is proposed over the summer months, between 5th July and 30th September, to pedestrianise George's Street Lower and create a more people-friendly environment with programmed events and activities for families, children and older people in particular. Additional age-friendly seating is proposed, along with an area of natural play at Myrtle Square.
An Cathaoirleach Una Power said:
‘This initiative is a significant step in opening up our County for an outdoor summer. We can provide this space for people and businesses to thrive after what has been a difficult year. I am looking forward to experiencing the new Street-scape and seeing everybody there.’
This placemaking approach will support the reopening of our businesses, facilitate outdoor dining and queueing and create a safer, more welcoming environment for residents and visitors alike. It is proposed that businesses would be able to trade outdoors on the pedestrianised areas of street, including outdoor dining for cafes, restaurants and pubs, but also providing for other retailers in the town to use the additional public space to help them trade. Our aim is to entice people back into the heart of Dún Laoghaire which will bring additional benefit to all retail businesses as well as hospitality.
Let us know what you think of our proposed plans!
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is keen to work in partnership with businesses and communities and invites your suggestions to help ensure the success of the proposed scheme.
A three-week period of public consultation will commence today (21st May) and the public and interested stakeholders will be able to make an online submission here
Over the coming weeks, there will also be engagement with residents, businesses and community groups that are likely to be impacted by the proposed changes. dlr will also be looking for input and ideas from the community in Dún Laoghaire on how to best animate the streetscape and add to the vibrancy of the pedestrianised space and Dún Laoghaire town centre.
There are other dlr Summer Streets initiatives taking place across the County and works are progressing or will progress soon in Cabinteely, Stepaside, Monkstown, Blackrock and other locations to support businesses as they reopen and create more people-friendly urban spaces. Keep up to date here