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Could Dublin Become a Car-Free City in the Next 10 Years?

Dublin: Experts suggest that recent experiences and events, particularly over the past year, could catalyse significant changes in urban living.

With the backdrop of the pandemic and evolving global environmental concerns, cities like Dublin and Cork are expected to transform as people increasingly abandon cars in favour of e-scooters and e-bikes.

Paul Hogan, e-mobility business development lead at ESB, predicts the establishment of e-mobility hubs on the outskirts of Dublin and Cork within the next 5–10 years. These hubs would effectively keep private cars out of city centers. Future commuters would drive their electric vehicles to these hubs, plug them in to charge, and then continue their journey on an e-bike or e-scooter. Hogan asserts that the future of transportation is electric.

The Irish government anticipates that by 2030, there will be 1 million electric vehicles on Irish roads, supported by more than 1,100 standard and fast charge points across the island. Eric Wang, CEO of Europe’s leading scooter company, Wind Mobility, believes that micromobility will eventually surpass private car usage, leading to greener and more enjoyable cities. He forecasts that in the next 20–30 years, mobility devices such as bikes and scooters will comprise 70% of traffic in city centres.

Future urban planning will de-prioritise cars in city centres, focusing instead on the quality utilisation of space and increased green areas.

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