EIR PHONE KIOSK ON BOLTON STREET – PARTLY DEMOLISHED A FEW DAYS AGO
Some of Dublin’s existing pay phones could be turned into ‘digital pedestals’ under plans being considered by Eir and the city council.
As a pedestrian I believe that the amount of street furniture is excessive especially as much has little purpose other than to act as a platform for digital advertising.
A spokesperson for Eir says: “Eir is working with county councils to agree best use of legacy infrastructure. As agreed with Dublin City Council, 22 new Digital Pedestals will be installed in Dublin City in the coming days, with a touch sensitive screen suitable for displaying maps and for DCC to advertise upcoming events and services.
The phone company is also planning to replace payphone kiosks with Electrical Vehicle (EV) Chargers.