Dublin City Council will restrict use of private cars in the city center to allow for more space and priority given to cyclists and pedestrians. The plan is part of efforts to allow for physical distancing in the city. Chief executive Owen Keegan said details for further plans could involve a ban on motorized vehicles in some areas after 11am and the temporary pedestrianization of the College Green area. There would also be a rerouting of bus routes and extra street space that could be used by city businesses for queues and outside seating. The work involves removing loading bays and parking spaces to provide additional space for pedestrians where there is evidence of footpath congestion. Orcas and bollards will be installed to protect these spaces as well as protect existing cycle tracks from incursions from vehicles. A counter flow cycle lane will also be installed on Nassau Street.