No mention of the Belgard Road would be complete without seeking a rational explanation of it`s reduction from a Dual Carriageway from the N7,Newlands to a botharìn between the Old Blessington Rd and the N81 itself.
It`s almost as if somebody within SDCC or perhaps the NRA downed a full bottle of Southern Comfort before entering their password into Microsoft Winda`s Road Design wizard.
I can never see a poster for that animated film,The Incredibles,without wondering if it was set in or around the SDCC HQ (County Hall?).
There is little doubt that the current Tallaght (Roads) Strategy is a fiasco which is being overshadowed by the M50 Grand Design.
The Tallaght roads network stands alone as testimony to a complete and total lack of understanding as to how to deal effectively with urban traffic flow management.
Although in mitigation it must be realized that the Burke/Lawlor/Redmond principles were in full flow around the time when the current setup was being built.
Ah well,sure won`t d`oul Metro solve all the traffic problems anyway.....