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Apple Market Roof/canopy?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 266 ✭✭ victor201


    Using colbeck street as the only way into the area would be totally impracticle way too narow and its pot luck if you can turn in there as you need to be in left hand lane coming down by credit union to swing in. Also if car comimg against you where do you go? and no way would a fire brigade get up it.People seem to forget about the residents there , im there daily to visit my 84yr old mum so know whats its like.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,124 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    Emergency vehicles can lower the bollards. Do residents have access to a tag for that? I have seen what appear to be private cars lower them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 266 ✭✭ victor201


    Yes residents have them but if area is made totally pedestrian it wouuld not make any difference ,and the barriers have already been cause of two accidents with cars when they didnt work properly .


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,777 ✭✭✭ BBM77


    victor201 wrote: »
    Yes residents have them but if area is made totally pedestrian it wouuld not make any difference ,and the barriers have already been cause of two accidents with cars when they didnt work properly .

    The council did not really think things through with the Apple Market. Making it totally pedestrian is a good idea but there will be a problem with access to houses on Spring Garden Alley then. It is difficult to know what is best now.

    On a separate note. What the hell is the story with the holes dug and filled in with tarmacadam on the Apple Market! Same on Lady Lane. How can holes be dug without the paving put back properly. It looks terrible, even concrete would look better. The council would drive you mad at times!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    The a solution and not a very good one, is that traffic is allowed to go in at Colbeck Street with the use of a traffic light installed on the right hand lane as you go down Colbeck, but it would be a tight turn in for anything bigger than a private car. The other compromise would be a barrier with tag system at the bottom of the road at the multistory carpark (forgotten its name), it would mean reversing the flow but that's easily done. There would only be very occasional traffic crossing the top end of the canopy.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 266 ✭✭ victor201


    The council have turned the whole area from apple market up to barrack street into a maze everything directed up bunkers hill and thats before any shopping centre is built , colbeck street access is just another chaotic mess in the making .


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,866 ✭✭✭ iseegirls


    I wonder have the few remaining shops like Babycare, Higgins and USA Stores have been approached by Coffee or Restaurant chains. They have the most potential for outdoor seating, based on where they are situated under the Apple Market Roof.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,026 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    could be like a music festival with everyone drinking on the street . Deff an advantage for the smaller pubs/restaurants around the area.


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