Dublin City Council is pleased to announce that, following last weekend’s successful trial, outdoor dining will be facilitated on Merrion Row, initially for the summer, with a review to take place in the autumn to ascertain the long-term viability of continuing.Over the coming weeks the following changes will be made to the area as part of a wider programme of city-wide initiatives led by the Office of City Recovery
- The footpaths on Merrion Row will be widened on both sides with one lane of traffic remaining to facilitate traffic from Kildare Street
- Hume Street and Ely Place will have the direction of flow reversed so traffic from St Stephens Green East will use these streets
- A contra flow cycle lane will be provided on Ely Place and Hume Street and cyclists will still be able to access Merrion Row from St Stephens Green East
- 8 carparking spaces will be removed on the east side of Ely place. However 90% of spaces on Hume Street/Ely Place will remain. There will be no changes to any disabled spaces.
- Traffic changes will be implemented from Sunday the 30th of May 2021.
Dublin City Council has decided to proceed with the changes after last weekend’s trial demonstrated the effects the proposals would have in the local area.