Love the Lanes is looking for new ideas and creative possibilities to help us rethink how we use the back lanes of Temple Bar. Over the years these lanes have fallen into disuse and have become magnets for anti-social behaviour. Our goal is to reactivate these lanes for people to use and enjoy.
We are launching an open call out for new ideas from all kinds of people; designers, crafters, environmentalists, horticulturists, artists, entrepreneurs, local residents and businesses…anyone who wants space to develop their idea. Everything is possible but the city cannot do it alone.
Four laneways in Temple Bar have been chosen for on street prototyping; Adair and Bedford Lanes, Copper Alley and Crampton Court. We think these lanes have the potential to become great pedestrian spaces, to boost activity and feed into Temple Bar’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Selected ideas will be trialled on-street in the summer and may become permanent.