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Phoenix Park speed limit cut to 30km/h from next month

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has announced changes to transport and mobility in the park. 

30km/h sign on Annamoe Road,Image/ Elio Bonelli 

Phoenix Park is set for a new 30km/h speed limit from February 28th in a move hoping to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety. 

The changes will be in place for a nine-month pilot study and are in line with recommendations made in last year’s Phoenix Park Transport and Mobility Options Report. 

The reduction in speed limit should see a marked change in driver behaviour.

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan

Furthermore, two additional recommendations from the park’s Transport and Mobility Options report will also be implemented from that date for the nine-month period. 

The study will oversee the implementation of a cul-de-sac on Upper Glen Road and a one-way system on North Road. 

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan said that “the change in speed limit “should see a marked change in driver behaviour.” 

He added: “The effect of the two pilot projects on the North Road and Upper Glen Road will be closely monitored by the OPW and we welcome any observations the public have in their regard.” 

The ban on parking in Chesterfield Avenue is now permanent whilst a further 70 bike stands are planned in the coming months for the park, in addition to the 40 stands throughout the park. 

The new bollards “will ensure a safer experience for both cyclists and vehicles using Chesterfield Avenue, while my team works with the National Transport Authority and Dublin City Council on the design of the new permanent cycle lanes linking Castleknock to the city”, O’Donovan added. 

The changes kick in from next Monday, February 28.

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