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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What is a Beta Project?
Beta Projects act as cost-effective trials that serve to address key issues that Dublin City Council is seeking to understand before implementing.

Can I suggest a project?
Anyone can suggest a Beta Project - just use the suggest link.

What suggestions have been made?
You can see all suggestions received in the Beta Project Pipeline.

What projects are being explored?
Just check out the Beta Project Pipeline to see.

What's happening with live projects?
All projects follow a set series of steps. You can follow it here. Beta Project Pipeline.

EXPLORING Link to Cycle Lane Hours


Cycle Lane Hours

Should the operational hours of cycle lanes be 24/7 rather than part-time? What would be the effects of such a change?

EXPLORING Link to Red Clamp


Red Clamp

We don't differentiate between legal and illegal parking in terms of how we clamp. Would it be beneficial to do so?

EXPLORING Link to Leap Points


Leap Points

Could we highlight transport interchanges? Would they help people get around the city and strengthen neighbourhoods?

LIVE (scaling stage) 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?

LIVE (scaling stage) 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?

LIVE (scaling stage) Link to Street Art Walls


Street Art Walls

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

LIVE (concept stage) 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 (concept stage) Link to Driving Data


Driving Data

Would better driving behaviour data help us to design a better city? Would citizens be interested in providing some?

LIVE (local implementing) 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).

CLOSED (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?

CLOSED (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?

CLOSED (archived) 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?