Living Streets: Dún Laoghaire Part 8 Public Consultation

Closed 16 Jan 2024

Opened 2 Nov 2023

Feedback updated 24 Apr 2024

We asked

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invited submissions in respect of the Living Streets: Dún Laoghaire, a sustainable mobility and public realm improvement project which aims to enhance the attractiveness, liveability, connectivity, and economic vibrancy of Dún Laoghaire town. Following on from the temporary measures implemented during the summer of 2021, the proposed scheme will permanently upgrade the urban realm in Dún Laoghaire. Works will provide for street and road safety improvements (including pedestrianisation of part of George's Street Lower, Sussex Street and Convent Road), modal filters and Clarinda Park improvements.  

You said

There was a total of 7,057 submissions received within the statutory consultation period (2 November 2023 to 16 January 2024) - the highest number of submissions ever received for any public consultation held by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. These comprised 6,444 online submissions through the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Citizen Space Hub, 492 email or postal submissions, and 121 paper surveys submitted through DLR libraries.

Overall, 53.9% of submissions were in support of the scheme in the proposed format; 10.4% were in support of the scheme with certain changes, and 34.5% did not support the scheme. Approximately 1.2% of submissions did not clearly indicate a preference for or against the scheme.  

We did

The Council has reviewed and recorded all the feedback and comments received during the consultation period and this was incorporated into the Part 8 Chief Executive’s Report. The Part 8 Chief Executive’s Report was brought before the Elected Members of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. The Living Streets: Dún Laoghaire Part 8 scheme with amendments was agreed at the Council Meeting of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on 11 March 2024 (formally adopted on 12 March 2024 due to meeting concluding after midnight). The Part 8 Chief Executive’s Report, EIA and AA Screening Report Addendum, and amended scheme drawings are available to view below. 


Notice of extension to consultation period

The consultation period expiry date has now been extended from the 14th of December 2023 to 16th of January 2024.




Living Streets: Dún Laoghaire is a new scheme for Dún Laoghaire town involving sustainable mobility and public realm improvements. It aims to make our local streets safer and greener, our communities more connected, and to keep our economy vibrant. Works will provide for street and road safety improvements (including pedestrianisation of parts of George's Street Lower, Sussex Street and Convent Road ), modal filters and park and landscaping improvements in the following areas:

  • George’s Street Lower
  • George’s Street Upper
  • Cumberland Street
  • York Road
  • Library Road
  • Marine Road
  • Sussex Street
  • Convent Road
  • Tivoli Road
  • Cross Avenue
  • Summerhill Road
  • Park Road
  • Glenageary Road Lower
  • Clarinda Park

The project involves three main elements: 

1. Town centre upgrades and the pedestrianisation of part of Georges Street Lower: 

It will provide better landscaping, planting, and seating throughout the length of George’s Street to create a safe, welcoming, and vibrant environment.  The scheme will pedestrianise 220m of George’s Street Lower from the junction with Patrick Street to St Michael’s Hospital, and part of Sussex Street and Convent Road. The street will remain open for loading and deliveries in the morning. Two clear areas will be maintained on either side of the street and, the central area of the street will feature new seating, planting, and areas for loading. 

2. Living Streets Neighbourhood - incorporating modal filters and placemaking: 

Through traffic is a crucial contributor to traffic problems in Dún Laoghaire. Currently, 59% of Monkstown-bound traffic in Dún Laoghaire is through-traffic. Modal filters are proposed on Tivoli Road, Cross Avenue and Clarinda Park West to deter through traffic while still allowing destination traffic to the town centre and houses within the area. A key benefit will be quieter, safer roads with less traffic and pollution. It also frees up road space for improved public realm e.g. planting, seating, and outdoor dining. 

There are also plans to improve Clarinda Park by restoring the park to its original historic boundary with more green space and landscaping. 

3. Sustainable mobility improvements: 

A safer walking environment will be created through reduced traffic overall. Within the Living Streets Neighbourhood and on key roads in the town, damaged pavements will be fixed, and footpaths will be widened where space allows. Pedestrian crossings will be improved throughout the area, and cycling will be more convenient, enjoyable, and safer for all. 

The junction of Glenageary Road Lower and Corrig Road will be upgraded, removing street clutter where the footpaths are narrow, reducing the length of pedestrian crossings and providing more footpath space for pedestrians waiting to cross the road. A new signalised pedestrian crossing is also proposed on York Road at Northcote Avenue to allow pedestrians to safely cross the road here, as well as serve as a traffic calming measure. 

Living Streets: Dún Laoghaire – scheme overview map:


• Webinar: 23 November, 7-8 pm. Click to see the Informational Webinar Recording. 

• Drop-in Information session: 28 November, 5-8 pm, Dominican Primary School 

• Pop-Ups 

Why your views matter

Submissions must be made within the display period, which runs from 2nd November to 14th December 2023. Extension of consultation period. The consultation period expiry date has now been extended from the 14th of December 2023 to the 16th of January 2024. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

You are encouraged to use the online submission facility, but submissions will also be accepted by email or post to the following address: 

  • Senior Engineer, Active Travel, Infrastructure and Climate Change Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Civic Hub, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96K6C9.  

  • Hard copies of the survey will be available in Lexicon, Blackrock, Deansgrange and Dalkey libraries.




For more project details, wayfinding videos and project videos please visit our Active Travel website Living Streets: Dún Laoghaire 


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