Originally Posted by Carawaystick
Last time I got a bus around St Patricks day to see fireworks, the 19/19a left me on Dominic St, when I wanted to get to d'Olier St
I had a sprained ankle at the time so the walk and no refund for the overcharging of the bus fare was nice
Any of Dublins "Big Days" tends to show up our lack of ability to plan or even contemplate being able to use the Bus as a viable mass-movement tool.
Instead for events such as Lá le Féile Pádraig,we shunt buses and their passengers as far away from the action as possible,in the same manner as closing Rail Stations located adjacent to Sports Stadia on big-match days.....Ted
The notion of putting as many buses as possible on dedicated,guaranteed corridors,to deposit people as close to the action as possible appears to pose a serious threat to many Senior Civic Administrators in Dublin.
Sad Sad Sad stuff,particularly when we wrote a very functional template for just this eventuality back in 1979 for the Papal Visit,which worked.
Even the Slane concerts took a few years before somebody decided to do a bit of tweaking which finally allowed FULL buses a degree of priority over Private Cars to great effect.
Joined-up thinking,from a greater-good perspective,just ain't a National trait over here....