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Public Consultation on proposed Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2016


Dublin City Council

Subject Keywords: Speed limit, Traffic, Legislation
Catalogue: Policy
Type: Policy
Region: Republic of Ireland

Dublin City Council is undertaking a review of speed limits within our administrative area and wish to engage through consultation with members of the public, with particular regard to the extension of the 30km/hr speed limit into further residential areas of our city.

The review of current speed limits is being undertaken in accordance with the publication of the ‘Guidelines for Setting & Managing Speed Limits in Ireland’ (March 2015) published by the Department of Transport Tourism & Sport. The principle objective of assessing the appropriate speed limits for our roads and streets is to ensure that the set speed limits are as safe and appropriate as possible for vulnerable road users, including children.

The Road Traffic Act of 2004 (Section 9) sets out the current legislative basis for the setting of speed limits. The setting of special speed limits is a function of the Elected Members of the council. The current speed limits were last reviewed and updated in 2011. The default speed limit in Dublin City is 50km/hr with a selection of areas, roads and streets where a special speed limit of 30, 60 or 80km/hr are also in place, (Please see map of the existing Speed Limits in Dublin City Council's area - Appendix C).

This Public Consultation has two purposes:

  • Seek public acceptance for the introduction of revised Special Speed Limits Bye-Laws 2016 which include additional 30km/hr zones in the Dublin City Council administrative area.
  • Seek public feedback in relation to identifying additional areas for the introduction of additional Special Speed Limits for a subsequent Public Consultation in 2017.



Rights: © Dublin City Council
Suggested citation:

Dublin City Council. (2016) Public Consultation on proposed Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2016 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 22nd July 2018].


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