Analysis: Dublin city traffic proposals could be tip of the iceberg for drivers

Significant changes to car use are coming as road space is reallocated but a further overhaul could yet lie ahead for motorists

Some have noted that the accelerated transformation plans for Dublin showed the Green Party is going ‘kamikaze mode’

Proposals that will see significant parts of Dublin city centre closed off to private cars were presented to councillors in recent days, with the speed of the proposed changes taking many by surprise.

Eamon Ryan, the minister for transport, said he expected large parts of the “road space reallocation” project to be enacted by this August.

The aim is two-fold: to give back parts of the city to pedestrians, as civic space, or to alternative ...