Not true, Google Transit is now available in Ireland, this is where they gather live traffic data via GPS enabled android phones.
Over time they are gathering and storing this data, using it to build up very accurate journey time estimates.
Actually, I understood that where possible they were based on times in the maps car or statistic public transport data (where available)
They are actually quite accurate.
No doubt once they have that data they'll see a large increase in their estimate for that journey, then!
A claim of an average of 18 minutes means that a substantial proportion of journeys have to be less than that time...
No, it doesn't use averages, I've heard that it uses much more sophisticated data models.
Living in Dublin City Center and using it frequently, I find it pretty accurate.
And those sites were considered as there as an adult hospital on each of them but the Mater appeared to have scored better on all criteria. Heuston is not a current hospital site.
But again accessibility is not the defining issue. The Mater is accessible as any of the other sites - there isn't that much of a differential between the 4 sites.
WWHAATTT??? Have you been to Eccles Street lately? Even with existing traffic to and from the two hospitals there (Mater and Mater Private) the street is a transport nightmare with no parking, no Luas, no Dart and no Metro North in prospect anymore. And thats before that Cruise Liner building is inserted on top of all the other buildings already crammed into the site.
I've been following your last few posts. Your profile says you live in Dublin but it's like you live in a land far far away, with some of your thinking re traffic and getting to the Mater.
I used to live fairly close. I don't live that far away now and brave the traffic each day.
A building with a rather large number of parking spaces...
That applies FAR more to the people who keep insisting that their favoured site is a transport Valhalla and Eccles Street is the hardest place to get to this side of the Bering Straits.
Access to the Mater site is nowhere near as difficult as many posters here try to portray it. With more parking on site, more sensible restrictions and improvements to general flow on the N1 such as the soon to be underway widening at the Cat & Cage, any difficulties will be further reduced.
I was very disappointed to see that this won't be going ahead any time soon. Probably a dumb question but if Temple street goes to the Mater, can they not tear down that building and put a huge carpark there?
Most of it is in Georgian Buildings which they wouldn't be allowed tare down.
They might be allowed take down dome of the newer parts.
Some bits could definitely be torn down, e.g. this is the nurses home I believe:
but I would imagine they intend to use the site for something more financially productive, e.g. sell it when there's some form of recovery. Could easily require a carpark to be part of any development there, though.
The site is between the Tara Towers and Vincents. Just because it wasn't built as a Childrens Hospital at the outset does not mean it cannot be adapted successfully. It as a modern building and part of it was built as a hospital.
Nope. This is a once in a century job. The motorways weren't built with second hand bridges and what not, the nation's kids deserve a purpose built facility with 21st century standards of infrastructure.
A greenfield site on the outskirts somewhere near at least one mass transport line might come in cheaper even if you add an acute facility than shoehorning one into an site.
The disappointing thing is to see things said in places like "well if you attach the facility to such and such a hospital it will fall under one university or the other" - which university gets dibs on the NCH should not be a deciding factor surely?
Brendan Drumm was a major player in the lobby group trying to get a new hospital built in Crumlin. Maybe you should do your research better.
Maurice Neligan was a consultant in Crumlin Hospital for 28 years. Maybe you should do your research better.
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/kfmheyojojey/rss2/ Maybe you should do your research better.
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/kfcwgbgbqley/rss2/ Maybe you should do your research better.
I see a recurring theme here, and it's you posting unsubstantiated facts and lies.
I'm not aware of any of the groups wanting to keep Temple Street. Or Tallaght. Very few support a new crumlin hospital. The vast majority seem to want a new national children's hospital rather than the status quo (or crumlin/temple street/tallaght being built up). So more bull**** from you.
Which you're far more guilty of than him
The majority of those consultants do practice there and are present on site, have offices, have weekly clinics and operations there. Care to prove differently?
A fair few even have private rooms there too.
No, because you clearly are still full of ****.
Which doesn't negate the fact that ABP wasn't reviewing the suitability of the location of a NCH, they were reviewing the suitability of THIS NCH to THIS location.
Because he has far more information than you.
I have, as I've tried driving to work on almost every route to Crumlin including ballymount, crumlin village, south circular road, st peters road, captains road, crumlin road and sperrin road (among others). I get by ok without flashing blues, traffic is crap at peak but it's still far better than any access route in town.
I also like how you've backtracked from "equally gridlocked" to "equally gridlocked BUT PLEASE IGNORE THE MAIN AND MOST USED ROUTE TO THE HOSPITAL AS IT SHOWS MY POINT TO BE MORONIC".
You claimed that 95% of the medical profession agrees with you and the Mater Site. You claimed the other 5% and disagreed because they had vested interests and something to lose. You have yet to provide any kind of evidence for any sort of a consensus among medical professionals about the Mater site, while I've provided lots of evidence that there does not seem to be any kind of consensus among medical professionals.
You clearly (and yet again) don't have a clue how it works. Regardless of children's hospitals and adult hospitals, among Irish Hospitals must consultants sit in multiple hospitals. A Cardiac Consultant might sit for 2 days a week in Crumlin and 1 day a week in the Mater. A opthalmic surgeon sits one day a week in the Adelaide and one day a week at the Hermitage. Etc etc. Its incredibly common and in no way means that a "consultant is called in when needed". To claim it is shows just how little you know on the subject. Which really, really is a recurring theme with your posts here.
How does a high rise hospital in a gridlocked shabby inner city area affect quality of life? I don't think I even need to respond to this as it's so patently ridiculous.
I see, you read the bit in brackets but ignored the main text? Most of my work was either 8 until 4, or 9 until 6. I also worked occasional shift work on 4 until 12 and midnight until 8. More bull****.
Considering I also walked to either the Ashleaf(through Crumlin village) or Crumlin SC a lot of days for lunch, I can also again state that this is more bull****. There's also no traffic in Crumlin village before 8:30am or past 9am or between 3pm and 4:45pm so again, more bull****.
I said doesn't have. I know reading posts isn't your strong point, but if you try again you might realise I was stating that it doesn't have a Maternity Hospital NOW. Also, and you seem not to be aware of this, but Crumlin Hospital is a teaching hospital already.
How? I don't want the status quo, I don't want Crumlin to be enlarged, I simply don't believe the NCH at the Mater is the correct choice. I like that you're yet again trying to class dissent as being "vested interests" despite almost everything you say not being factual and you refusing to provide any evidence for your many fanciful claims.
I've explained why I believe the Mater isn't the correct site. Please see above and try to respond to dissent like an adult rather than being childish and classifying it as "vested interests" so you can conveniently not let it affect your opinion.
I've not once fought Crumlin's corner, I don't believe Crumlin is fit for purpose and I don't believe it should be enlarged or rebuilt.
At least I have first hand knowledge of what I post, you just make things up.
Still waiting for you to back up even one of your claims, you have yet to do so.
I haven't done any of that, whereas I've shown you several times to be posting lies/nonsense.
Then why is it telling me Knocklyon to Georges Street is 15minutes while even at 3am with zero traffic it takes a few minutes more than that?
Might it be because as the previous poster said, it uses an algorithm based on distance, speed limits junctions etc rather than being based on actual experience?
You said "Not true" when it is patently true that this is the case. In the near or distant future this might change, but for now you are incorrect to state that it is "not true".