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'Car Free Day' was teh funneh in Waterford

  • 22-09-2003 7:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 277 ✭✭ Lawnkiller

    Anyone stuck in early morning traffic on 'Car Free Day'?

    I was(Dunmore Road area - yes, really, the whole area...).


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,135 ✭✭✭ bkehoe

    2 or 3 cars in the free carpark out the cork road ;).

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,981 ✭✭✭✭ mike65

    A complete feckin joke if the local authorites were serious they'd have laid on extra buses to the collage and industial estate with nominal charges....there and back.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 9,764 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ToxicPaddy

    Sure the whole day was slated in the media as a complete waste of time and Ireland was a complete laughing stock for the rest of Europe...

    For something like that to work ya need:

    1: A decent public transport system to take the brunt of people who do decide to leave their cars at home

    2: Some incentive to encourage people to leave their cars at home such as reduced price bus/train tickets etc?

    Neither were provided, actually they whole thing was basically ignored by most councils as they didnt even advertise it properly.