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To: Dublin City Council

Car-Free Sundays in Dublin City Centre

Car-Free Sundays in Dublin City Centre

Create car-free streets in the heart of Dublin every Sunday to allow pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy the city centre without the noise, pollution, and danger of motor vehicles.

Why is this important?

We want people to be able to enjoy Dublin City Centre without the hustle and bustle of motor vehicles. By creating just a few car-free streets every Sunday we could enable people of all ages and abilities to walk, cycle and enjoy themselves in the heart of Dublin City.
Car-Free Sundays have been trialled successfully in cities around the globe including Paris, Mexico and Singapore. The 'Paris Sans Voitures' (Paris Without Cars) initiative was started by the city's Mayor to tackle chronic air pollution. The first car-free day in Paris resulted in a 40% drop in air pollution and a 50% fall in noise pollution.
Each year in Ireland, up to 1,600 premature deaths are linked to air pollution, with motor vehicle emissions making up a substantial proportion of that pollution.
The Car-Free Sunday concept can also be combined with free public transport for the day to encourage people to leave their cars at home. A large-scale switch to public transport, or to cycling and walking, could ease congestion in Dublin and improve the city for everyone.
We are calling on Dublin City Council to realise the potential of Car-Free Sundays and to begin trials of the concept in the summer of 2018.

Dublin, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • Dublin for people, not cars.
  • Great idea - I'd make it car-free every day!
  • Signed, it'd be nice to go into the city for a day without feeling cramped, it feels like there's more space given over to cars and less and less for walking around

Updates

2018-05-09 08:58:45 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-05-08 17:36:32 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-05-08 13:17:20 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-05-08 12:48:07 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-05-08 12:37:08 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-05-08 12:30:43 +0100

10 signatures reached