Henry Street in Dublin to restrict access to traffic and offer pedestrians priority.
As part of an experiment by Dublin Corporation, from 14 June 1971 Henry Street in Dublin will be traffic free for a four week period. The pedestrianisation plan will see Henry Street closed to traffic between 11 am. and 6:30 pm. Only goods vehicles will be allowed to deliver to shops and businesses outside of these hours.
The Dublin Corporation plan includes the installation of potted plants and street seating to create a pleasant atmosphere for shoppers availing of the the traffic free space. Motorists will need to get to grips with revised traffic arrangements and using off-street car parks.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 4 June 1971. The footage shown here is mute.