Living Streets: Dún Laoghaire

Project Updates

  • The Part 8 Chief Executive’s Report, EIA and AA Screening Report Addendum, and amended scheme drawings are available HERE
  • The Public consultation closed on Tuesday, 16th Jan 2024. 

Important Update

Notice of extension to consultation period. The consultation period expiry date has now been extended from the 14th of December 2023 to 16th of January 2024.


It has come to our attention that the Living Streets: Dún Laoghaire Section on the dlr Active Travel webpage, had a broken email hyperlink within it (from 8th -30th November).


While the email address "" appeared correctly, if somebody clicked on the email hyperlink to make a submission, an incorrect address would populate their draft email. Anyone who sent a submission this way would have received a 'Failed Delivery' email notifying them. This link has been corrected.


The Citizenspace webpage is the main webpage publicised in all communications for this public consultation. All details and links on the Citizenspace web page continue to operate effectively.

We have checked that we are correctly receiving submissions via the citizenspace online survey, along with written and email submissions to There are operating correctly and if you made a submission in this way no further action is required.


It is likely that a very small number of people were affected by this, but noting this error, we are extending the consultation to 16th January 2024 to ensure sufficient time is allowed for submissions.

We will be amending the site notice, website, newspaper ad etc to notify people of the extended period. We will encourage those who made submissions via the hyperlinked email address to check if a 'Failed Delivery' message was received, and to re-send their submissions if that is the case.


Living Streets Dún Laoghaire is a new scheme for Dún Laoghaire town involving sustainable mobility and public realm improvements. It aims to make our local streets safer and greener, our communities more connected, and to keep our economy vibrant. Works will provide for street and road safety improvements (including pedestrianisation of parts of George's Street Lower, Sussex Street and Convent Road ), modal filters and park and landscaping improvements in the following areas:

  • George’s Street Lower
  • George’s Street Upper
  • Cumberland Street
  • York Road
  • Library Road
  • Marine Road
  • Sussex Street
  • Convent Road
  • Tivoli Road
  • Cross Avenue
  • Summerhill Road
  • Park Road
  • Glenageary Road Lower
  • Clarinda Park. 


The project involves three main elements: 


1. Town centre upgrades and the pedestrianisation of part of Georges Street Lower:

It will provide better landscaping, planting, and seating throughout the length of George’s Street to create a safe, welcoming, and vibrant environment.  The scheme will pedestrianise 220m of George’s St. Lower from the junction with Patrick’s St. to St Michael’s Hospital, and part of Sussex Street and Convent Road. The street will remain open for loading and deliveries in the morning. Two clear areas will be maintained on either side of the street and, the central area of the street will feature new seating, planting, and areas for loading. 


2. Living Streets Neighbourhood - incorporating modal filters and placemaking:

Through traffic is a crucial contributor to traffic problems in Dún Laoghaire. Currently, 59% of Monkstown-bound traffic in Dún Laoghaire is through-traffic. Modal filters are proposed on Tivoli Road, Cross Avenue and Clarinda Park West to deter traffic while still allowing destination traffic to the town centre and houses within the area. A key benefit will be quieter, safer roads with less traffic and pollution. It also frees up road space for improved public realm e.g. planting, seating, and outdoor dining. 

There are also plans to improve Clarinda Park by restoring the park to its original historic boundary with the addition of more green space and landscaping. 


3. Sustainable mobility improvements:  

A safer walking environment will be created through reduced traffic overall. Within the Living Streets Neighbourhood and on key roads in the town, damaged pavements will be fixed, and footpaths will be widened where space allows. Pedestrian crossings will be improved throughout the area and cycling will be more convenient, enjoyable, and a safer option for all. 

The junction of Glenageary Road Lower and Corrig Road will be upgraded, removing street clutter where the footpaths are narrow, reducing the length of pedestrian crossings and providing more footpath space for pedestrians waiting to cross the road. A new signalised pedestrian crossing is also proposed on York Road at Northcote Avenue to allow pedestrians to safely cross the road here, as well as serve as a traffic calming measure. 


Living Streets Dún Laoghaire – scheme overview map 

living streets dun laoghaire project scheme map

Public Consultation

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) is bringing the Living Streets: Dún Laoghaire project to public consultation, as part of a Part 8 process in accordance with Planning Legislation.  

DLRCC will hold Public Information Sessions during the public display period and details of same are set out below. 


How to Make a Submission 

Submissions must be made within the display period, which runs from 2nd November 2023 to 14th December 2023 and has now been extended to 16th January 2024.


You are encouraged to use the online survey,  Living Streets Dún Laoghaire. 

And, submissions will also be accepted by email to or post to the following address:  


  • Senior Engineer, Active Travel, Infrastructure and Climate Change Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Civic Hub, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96K6C9.  

  • Hard copies of the survey will be available in Lexicon, Blackrock, Deansgrange and Dalkey libraries.   


• Webinar: 23 November, 7-8 pm. View the Informational Webinar Recording


• Drop-in Information session: 28 November 5-8 pm, Dominican Primary School 


• Pop-Ups 


The Pre-Design phase for the project included detailed traffic management and mobility studies, identifying preferred locations for modal filters, the development of draft public realm designs, and public engagement activities between December 2022 to March 2023.


See our range of information materials on the project that has been produced to date:





  • Modal Filter Case Study Video: Hear from residents of Knocknashee, Dundrum who have modal filters in their area to understand what it might mean for our community in Dún Laoghaire.


  • How would Living Streets Dún Laoghaire affect my journey? Check out our short animations below!
  1. Walking with kids in Living Streets Neighbourhood       
  2. Cycling with kid to school from Culanor
  3. Driving from Glasthule to Monkstown
  4. Driving from Glasthule to shop in DL town, and also on to Blackrock   
  5. Driving from Monkstown to shop around George’s St. Lower 
  6. Bus Animation Video

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