Dublin Beta Projects

A Dublin City Council live mechanism for imagining, testing and implementing ways to improve the experience of life in the Capital.

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Beta Projects act as cost-effective trials and serve to address key issues that the City Council is seeking to understand before implementing.

They have the following 5 characteristics.

1. Action-based and Evidence-based
-   Demonstrate by quickly creating a trial and then measuring results to test assumptions. "Good today is better than perfect next week."

2. Lean Resourcing
-   Trial for only as long as is required to test assumptions.
-   Only make solutions as ‘big’ as they need to be to test the idea.

3. Reversible and Flexible
-   Solutions should be designed to allow for learning and change.

4. Sustainable and Resilient
-   Create a solution which is able to sustain itself over time and is also resilient to shocks.

5. Scalable or Transferable
-   Think big. Start small.
-   Consider how to widen the return on any investment. 

You can follow the progress of all Beta Projects in the Beta Projects Pipeline

Live Link to City Challenge 2018


City Challenge 2018

There is a problem with onstreet dumping of household waste in Dublin. We'd like to explore solving this issue with your help.

Live Link to Parklets



Businesses can apply to put tables and chairs on the pavement. Could they apply to use car parking spaces in a similar way?

Archived Link to Traffic Light Box Artworks


Traffic Light Box Artworks

Should people be allowed paint artworks onto the city's traffic light boxes? Might that solve a maintenance issue for the Council?

Archived Link to Curated Street Art Walls


Curated Street Art Walls

The street art community wants more walls on which they can paint. Might allowing that also solve some maintenance issues?

Live Link to Rain Box Planters


Rain Box Planters

Could we use plant boxes to reduce the amount of stormwater entering our drains, whilst also greening our streets?

Live Link to Love Locks


Love Locks

This Beta Project will look at the problem of love locks on the Ha’Penny Bridge (and neighbouring bridges and Boardwalk).

Live Link to Residential Bike Hangars


Residential Bike Hangars

Should residents be able to apply to park their bicycles in an onstreet, shared, bicycle hangar near their home?

Archived Link to Code For Dublin


Code For Dublin

Could we help support the creation of an adult coding group for Dublin which solely focuses on civic issues and opportunities?

Archived Link to Equinox Cycle Parking


Equinox Cycle Parking

Should Dublin temporarily increase the amount of bicycle parking during the Summer half of the year?

On Hold Link to Street Library


Street Library

Could we expand our libraries onto streets - allowing people to download books on the fly? For example, when waiting for the bus?

On Hold Link to Vacant Window Gallery


Vacant Window Gallery

Could the large number of vacant properties in Dublin be temporarily used to display emerging artists?

Archived Link to Moss Art


Moss Art

The aim of this project is to learn about moss graffiti, and whether it might be a useful solutions for certain situations.