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To: Office of Public Works

Give us the summer: no more traffic through Phoenix Park!

Give us the summer: no more traffic through Phoenix Park!

We want to stop all private motor traffic going through the Phoenix Park.

Why is this important?

The Phoenix Park is a destination - not a shortcut! The past weeks have shown just how important the park is - and how much better it is without heavy car traffic. It's calmer, quieter, safer and cleaner. Fewer cars have meant more people.

We want to see an end to motorised through traffic. This would still allow motor access to park facilities and institutions, but would end the use of the park as a road to get from one side to the other. This could be achieved easily with bollards or rule changes, while ensuring that people can still access the park - regardless of age or ability.

It's time to make the park for the people who want to use it - not just those looking for a shortcut! This measure could be trialled throughout to the end of summer, at least until schools reopen.

This petition is supported by Dublin Green Party representatives including (among others!)
Neasa Hourigan TD,
Cllr. Darcy Lonergan,
Cllr. Janet Horner,
Cllr. Michael Pidgeon,
Cllr. Claire Byrne,
Cllr. Hazel Chu,
Cllr. Donna Cooney,
Cllr. Lawrence Hemmings,
Cllr. Carolyn Moore,
Cllr. Caroline Conroy,
Ciarán Cuffe MEP
Patrick Costello TD

8 Phoenix Park Way, Ashtown, Dublin, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • Keep Phoenix Park for what it was intended as, a park that is for recreation and relaxation for the city. Without cars going through it finally has a chance to properly fulfill that purpose. Put up bollards on chesterfield avenue to prevent people from using it as a throughway into and out of the city and limit the use of car parks to those with disabilities. The park without cars has been a beautiful oasis these past few weeks, we should be doing all we can to preserve that into the future.
  • Enable the young and old to cycle without fear
  • A gem in the city, we are blessed to have such an amenity in the heart of the city. I have lobbed OPW before though about cars in the park having experienced harassment from drivers while cycling in the park. It should be for recreation NOT cars. Of course there should be access for the zoo etc but it should not be a rat run to castleknock

Updates

2020-05-16 01:19:14 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2020-05-15 00:06:34 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-05-14 22:23:09 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-05-14 21:21:27 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-05-14 21:13:11 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-05-14 21:08:10 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-05-14 21:03:13 +0100

10 signatures reached