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1,300 residents give views on plan for city centre traffic plan

Published 09/07/2015 | 02:30

The plans aim to encourage further use of public transport as cars and taxis face being diverted away from the city centre
The plans aim to encourage further use of public transport as cars and taxis face being diverted away from the city centre

Radical plans to reduce traffic in Dublin city centre have been boosted as early indications show support stands at three to one among locals.

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Dublin City Council has so far received more than 1,300 responses from local residents and businesses as they look to make the city more attractive to pedestrians and cyclists.

The plans aim to encourage further use of public transport as cars and taxis face being diverted away from the city centre.

A public consultation period, due to end next week, has been extended until August 7 to give more people a say on the development.

Green Party Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said despite the high level of support the initiative will be difficult to implement.

"It is very important that people understand the implications and that as many people as possible give their views," he said.

"I think that it is what is needed in the city . . . This is a golden opportunity for the city, residents, businesses and visitors."

Irish Independent

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