The Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy says she is absolutely delighted that Capel St has been named on Time Out’s list of the world’s coolest streets.
Streets all over the world were ranked for food, fun, culture and community and Capel St came 22nd on the list.
Dublin City Council made Capel St traffic-free in May of this year and it is the longest traffic-free street in the city. The pedestrianisation came following a public consultation during which 1,766 submissions were received. 91% of the submissions were in favour of the proposal. The Central Area Committee voted unanimously to endorse the proposal. What started out as a six-week trial resulted in a permanent change
The Lord Mayor said, “I am absolutely delighted that Capel St has made this list,” said the Lord Mayor. “I used to cycle up this street to meetings in City Hall and I’d have to dodge the cars. It’s heaven now, night and day. I know we still have work to do to make it feel truly like the special place I’m sure it will become, but we’ve made a start and today’s announcement is further proof that we’re moving in the right direction. So if you haven’t been on Capel St lately, come into town and see what you’re missing!”.
Dublin City Council received almost 1,800 submissions during a public consultation on the future of Capel St in advance of the decision to make the street traffic-free. 91% of the submissions were in favour of the move.
Rue Wellington in Montreal was ranked number one on Time Out’s list.
Source: Dublin City Council