dlr are proposing to increase space for pedestrians at a number of locations with observed pinch points. This will involve the temporary widening of the footpath by taking over sections of on-street car parking spaces, initially in the villages of Dalkey, Glasthule and Blackrock. These implementations will not affect disability parking or loading bays. Maps and images of the locations of these planned changes can be viewed in the related documents on this page, or you can click here.
The changes will involve the use of barriers and cones to demarcate the additional space created for the safety of pedestrians and it is proposed to install these measures on site by Tuesday, 12th May .
These measures are primarily aimed at ensuring public health and safety, but there will also be an emphasis on supporting businesses and workplaces in reopening over the coming weeks and months and the Municipal Services Department will liaise closely with other Council departments in this regard. Our Economic Development Department will also be making contact with the relevant business network contacts in Dalkey, Glasthule and Blackrock to inform them of dlr’s proposals and to take on board their views and allow for ongoing liaison.
dlr will continue to monitor the situation throughout the County and will take further measures, where needed, while taking account of the views of the Gardaí, the public, local businesses and Councillors. While the initial actions will involve providing additional space through closing off on-street parking spaces, more extensive measures may be considered including the alteration of road/street layouts and traffic restrictions to assist in compliance with physical distancing guidelines in public spaces, and to promote a safe and welcoming environment in our towns and villages and public spaces generally.