DRURY STREET – MUCH OF THE PEDESTRIANISATION MAY BE REVERSED POST COVID
Drury Street is a popular shopping street in Dublin and it has many restaurants and cafes. Back in 1990s my sister operated a number of clothes shops and all her wholesale suppliers were based on the street but many have relocated because of a lack of street parking.
Dublin City Council were planning to ban cars from several areas near Grafton Street in Dublin following successful pedestrianisation and outdoor seating trials during the summer of 2020. However, my understanding is that the council’s plan has been modified so that while South William Street, Drury Street, South Anne Street and Dame Court will all have car free areas the original pedestrianisation plan is to be limited.
Drury Street had already been pedestrianised between Fade Street and Drury Street car park. Going forward the permanent scheme, this will be very much shortened to the area between the car park and Castlemarket which will disappoint many.