Good for the Environment and the Economy
Walking is the most environmentally friendly form of transport – with no emissions.
Walking can support local shops and businesses, as pedestrians have the freedom to ‘pop-in’ to pick up goods.
Walking is the second most popular way to visit Dublin City Centre, after taking the bus. It’s more popular than the car, train or LUAS. London’s annual West End Very Important Pedestrian (VIP) Day in December, when Oxford and Regent Streets close to traffic, increases footfall by up to 40 per cent. Some stores achieve their best sales figures of the year.