The head of Dublin City Council has said while all capital projects have stopped during the coronavirus pandemic, he hopes they can get back on track - including the white-water rafting plans.
Owen Keegan told Newstalk Breakfast there are no plans to 'radically' change the cityscape in light of the crisis.
But he said: "There has been a huge demand from citizens of Dublin for measures to facilitate increased social distancing as pedestrians.
"And given the dramatic reduction in travel that has occurred across all modes, we thought it was entirely appropriate to respond to that demand".
He said the council has freed up space by closing loading bays, put a number of protected cycle routes in place and implemented shorter waiting times for pedestrians at traffic lights.
He also said there are some routes where there is only limited available space, which means "more radical measures on certain routes."
"We have given a commitment to prepare a paper setting out the options on these particular routes, and that could include College Green and Dame Street".
The council is working in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA).
Meanwhile, he said he still supports a controversial €22m white-water rafting facility at the IFSC.
The project was given the go ahead last year.
Dublin City Council previously said it expected the facility to attract 30,000 people a year.
On this, Mr Keegan said: "All our capital projects are stopped a the moment, but I think it will be important when we get beyond the current phase that there are construction projects.
"So we're hoping that our full capacity programme will be implemented.
"If there is to be a tourism sector in the future, and I hope there is, it's a very important part of this city's economy, then investing in tourist infrastructure will be important.
"And that project will be ready and waiting at the appropriate time to be implemented".