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Merrion Gates removal scheme

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,227 ✭✭✭✭Marcusm


    Five axle trucks are banned on Strand Road but not HGVs per se but they are OK on Merrion Road. Three tonne vehicles are banned on most nearby roads through Sandymount and Sydney Parade

    Those are still only 7 to 7 bans aren’t they? And overridden by the trucks with permits to deliver within the city? Irrespective, the current proposal is independent of the Merrion Gates scheme and will no doubt be implemented on a trial/emergency basis irrespective of the long term plans.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 19,441 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sam Russell


    Marcusm wrote: »
    Those are still only 7 to 7 bans aren’t they? And overridden by the trucks with permits to deliver within the city? Irrespective, the current proposal is independent of the Merrion Gates scheme and will no doubt be implemented on a trial/emergency basis irrespective of the long term plans.

    No, the 5 axle ban is 24 Hrs as is the 3 ton limit on some of the connecting streets like Sydney Parade Ave.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I think this is going to be very difficult to pull off. Whether they like it or not the strand road is a main route for people coming and going towards the east link/port tunnel etc. It's not like Blackrock or Seapoint where they are secondary routes off the N11.


    The pinch points for cyclist is mainly between Gilford drive and Marine drive, the most obvious solution would be getting rid off the on-street parking but that would cause war with the residents however a one way choc o block system badly implement could be even worse.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 19,441 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sam Russell


    I cannot see a one way system working on Strand Rd as there is nowhere the return path can go. They need a better solution.


  • Registered Users Posts: 992 ✭✭✭riddlinrussell


    cisk wrote: »
    I think this is going to be very difficult to pull off. Whether they like it or not the strand road is a main route for people coming and going towards the east link/port tunnel etc. It's not like Blackrock or Seapoint where they are secondary routes off the N11.


    The pinch points for cyclist is mainly between Gilford drive and Marine drive, the most obvious solution would be getting rid off the on-street parking but that would cause war with the residents however a one way choc o block system badly implement could be even worse.

    Implement an unpopular one way system to draw all the outrage, then offer the removal of a few parking spaces as a climbdown?

    EDIT: For the record I reckon this is absolutely the way to get your desired project past NIMBY attitudes, propose something far worse and then offer your intended solution as a 'climbdown', not sure if its really allowed/feasible from a procedural standpoint, and probably doesn't work coming from an elected representative...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,279 ✭✭✭NuMarvel


    Implement an unpopular one way system to draw all the outrage, then offer the removal of a few parking spaces as a climbdown?

    Pretty sure that removing the footpath will also draw criticism :D :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,227 ✭✭✭✭Marcusm


    No, the 5 axle ban is 24 Hrs as is the 3 ton limit on some of the connecting streets like Sydney Parade Ave.

    The 5 axle ban is only 7 to 7 unless there is some other restriction on Strand Road.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 19,441 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sam Russell


    Marcusm wrote: »
    The 5 axle ban is only 7 to 7 unless there is some other restriction on Strand Road.

    You are correct It is Sydney Parade that has the 24 hr ban.


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