The battle of the bollards II: Battle harder (Please help!) in


Could I again ask a huge favour of anyone in Dublin 7 (or who is Dublin 7-adjacent)? This request is part of my nerdiness and also my need to feel safe while cycling (since walking leaves me in pain), so if you can help I would be hugely grateful.

Earlier this year, Dublin City Council put in a couple of changes in Dublin 7, including the below change to Grangegorman. I think this intervention improves safety and is a benefit to the community, but there is a lot of strong opposition.

It is looking likely that Dublin City Council will remove this in January 2021: 

  • On Grangegorman, bollards and tree planters were installed in July outside the TUD campus to make the street a pedestrian-friendly “quiet way” and prevent motor vehicles travelling through Grangegorman. Vehicles still have full access, but have to go back the way they came (so, it’s like a cul de sac if you’re driving).

People opposed to the changes are continuing to contact Council officials and local Councillors in significant numbers – so if you support the changes I’m asking you to please share your views, too. (I’m also asking for selfish reasons, because this street has been so hostile for anyone walking or cycling, that I’ve mostly avoided it – but now, is finally safely accessible.)

Below are the email addresses, and further below I’ve included some of the key points I think are relevant – please feel free to use these if you’re emailing your representatives.

Thanks a million, and if you want to chat about this please do give me a shout. :)

Dublin City Council email address

covidmobility@dublincity.ie

Councillor email addresses 

janice.boylan@dublincity.ie
christy.burke@dublincity.ie
Joe.costello@dublincity.ie
anthonyc.flynn@dublincity.ie
janet.horner@greenparty.ie
cllr.darcylonergan@gmail.com
raymcadam@gmail.com
eimer.mccormack@dublincity.ie
seamas.mcgrattan@dublincity.ie
declan.meenagh@dublincity.ie
cat.odriscoll@socialdemocrats.ie
colm.orourke@dublincity.ie
cieran.perry@gmail.com
nialring@eircom.net

Grangegorman key points 

  • Bollards and tree planters installed on Grangegorman: access only for motor vehicles (no through traffic).
  • Part of a trial to make the street quieter and safer for pedestrians.
  • Previously, this route has been used as a ‘rat run’
  • Residential area, schools and TUD campus
  • Expressing: my support for this measure
  • Asking: for your full support as a Councillor to this trial continuing beyond January 2021.
Grangegorman trial. Image: Dublin City Council

At the Copa Grangegorman. Image: Dublin City Council.