Traffic will no longer be allowed on Grafton Street when the popular Dublin thoroughfare is pedestrianised.

Grafton Street will be car free between the hours of 11.00 am and 6.30 pm. Frank Feely, Dublin City and County Manager, outlines the benefits that pedestrianisation will bring to the street.

Grafton Street on a busy day can be a nightmare for pedestrian and driver alike.

Grafton Street was officially opened as a pedestrian zone by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr. Dan Brown on 1 December 1982, just in time for the shops to benefit from the footfall of Christmas shoppers.

Dublin Corporation plans to pave the street, line it with trees and permanently pedestrianise it after a trial period of one year.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 November 1982.

Grafton Street
Grafton Street, 1971