BLOG: What happens when you close off a street?

Pictured below is what happened, apparently very much so unplanned, when Grangegorman Upper in Dublin 7 was closed off for road works and the work did not start straight away.

Children and toddlers played on the street outside their houses:

It’s a reminder that streets don’t all have to be car parks and rat runs. Why isn’t the above planned?

While it might be unreasonable for streets everywhere to be closed, Grangegorman Upper is an example where this might work on a more permanent bases — on-street parking is far from being in short supply and there is a parallel alternative access route to Grangegorman Lower.

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