New 30km/h Speed Limits in Dublin City - Public Consultation until 13 August 2020

We are delighted with the Dublin City Council proposals for more 30 km/h speed limits in the City. The 30 km/h limit already introduced to residential areas will be expanded to include most of the arterial routes, including many urban villages like Phibsborough, Rathmines and Ranelagh.

The proposals also provide for a default 30 km/h speed limit with any higher limits being the exception. This is a paradigm shift from the current bye-laws where the default limit is 50 km/h with 30 km/h considered a “special speed limit”. The default 30 km/h makes Dublin a leader not just nationally, but internationally, as not many European cities have default 30 km/h limits.

A six week period of public consultation begins tomorrow, 2nd of July (finishing on Thursday 13th of August) in order to feedback on the 30km/h speed limit to guage public levels of support and identify if there are any particular barriers to acceptance and compliance. As part of the public consultation process, a public survey has been created which explores public perception of driver behaviour and speed limit compliance. Please complete the survey by 13 August. It only takes about two minutes.

You can also make submissions may be made in writing marked “Speed Limit Review” to the Senior Engineer, Transport Operations, Environment & Transportation Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, D08 RF3F, or via email to

We hope other Irish Local Authorities will follow Dublin’s lead. It is hoped to have the new limits in place before the end of 2020.