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Dublin 15 is going to get a lot more congested.

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  • Phil.x wrote: »
    I see the home owner is blocking off the footpath outside their home so the new footpath and cyclelane cannot continue. They have used garden stones, flower pots and metal barriers.
    Can you submit a report on FixYourStreet.ie to about illegal dumping on the footpath?




  • Phil.x wrote: »
    I see the home owner is blocking off the footpath outside their home so the new footpath and cyclelane cannot continue. They have used garden stones, flower pots and metal barriers. This is beside the canal at clonsilla going upto St Joseph hospital which is resulting in people walking and cycling on the road for 40 or 50 feet.
    Old screenshots photo.

    Confused. What are we meant to looking at in that photo? Do you just mean this location.




  • I hardly think a few plant pots and the odd painted rock is going to stop a civil contractor in any case.




  • Phil.x wrote: »
    I see the home owner is blocking off the footpath outside their home so the new footpath and cyclelane cannot continue. They have used garden stones, flower pots and metal barriers. This is beside the canal at clonsilla going upto St Joseph hospital which is resulting in people walking and cycling on the road for 40 or 50 feet.
    Old screenshots photo.

    I've noticed that too as I run by there often and it's handier to avoid the much more congested and narrower path opposite but its dangerous having to run or walk out on the open road bend for that obstructed section. There are two private entrances and both have blocked the path. While the St Josephs development haven't technically finished the last 20 feet of new footpath adjacent, once they have finished, I'd be expecting those 2 residents to remove their unsightly obstructions too.

    I don't see how they can claim ownership of path outside their walls. If someone wants to trespass on their property, a few flowerpots and hand scribbled private property signs will not be a deterrent so I'm not sure what their motivation is by causing that obstruction. Instead they are creating a dangerous situation for pedestrians and other road users.




  • Chrisam wrote: »
    I see today that an application has gone in to APB for 198 build to rent apartments, in the grounds of the Old Schoolhouse, Porterstown Road. Add that to the 350 apartments planned behind St Mochta's school and you have 500+ apartments feeding traffic on to the Clonsilla Road (as a cul de sac, if the level crossing is closed). All happening right beside a primary school. Housing needed yes, but I don't agree with pushing all that extra traffic on to the Clonsilla Rd, right beside a primary school. Let's hope they all cycle!

    This has been rejected by ABP, apparently.


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  • Flinty997 wrote: »
    Confused. What are we meant to looking at in that photo? Do you just mean this location.

    The issue is that there is a new cycle track/footpath built to west side of the road (right side of the road in this picture), but it ends abruptly at this spot. The footpath continues after the gap, but is very narrow until it reaches the Clonsilla station park&ride section of the road (around where that car on the left is just coming from), where it becomes a wider footpath/cycle track again. And it seems the narrow bit is now blocked by the houseowners.

    Here is it on Google maps - most of the new cycle track/footpath is visible outside St. Joseph's (west side of the road). Street view is not current, and doesn't show the St. Joseph's estate.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3849115,-6.4281476,237m/data=!3m1!1e3




  • Cycle paths, or foot paths that abruptly end for no reason leaving you on the road is so common in D15 I assumed it's done deliberately by someone in a Fungal having a laugh.




  • Jesus C, on top of the 30 minute delays I heard about on the Westmanstown Road lately thanks to the closure of Lucan-Clonee, that'll be a nightmare.




  • Yeah, traffic pretty much at standstill there today. Hopefully there was no structural damage to the bridge and that they get it assessed quickly. I didn't notice any obvious damage myself, but I'm not a bridge engineer so I'm not declaring it safe just yet.


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  • It is really nothing short of a complete scandal why the Dublin - Maynooth line hasn’t been electrified for high capacity DART services by now, let alone 25 years ago when it should have been done.

    This was promised to Dublin 15 back in the 1990s - three decades later, still nada.

    Public transport in Dublin 15 is very, very poor for an area of comparable population to Limerick. Remember this the next time the politicos come knocking at your door...




  • Larbre34 wrote: »
    Jesus C, on top of the 30 minute delays I heard about on the Westmanstown Road lately thanks to the closure of Lucan-Clonee, that'll be a nightmare.

    This road is back open today when I came through, the new pipeline crossing is complete.




  • The planning system is like someone deciding they need to clog their most important arteries, a prime example is allowing LIDL and ALDI to open opposite each other on East Wall Road, one of the most important North/South routes through the city. A child playing Sim City wouldn't do it.

    Agreed, to add insult to injury there is a planning application going in for a 15 storey building where the car dealer is on the corner.

    https://www.skyscrapercity.com/threads/east-wall-rd-mixed-use-15-fls-planning.2280605/

    https://www.davey-smith.com/our-work/east-wall-road/




  • kravmaga wrote: »
    Agreed, to add insult to injury there is a planning application going in for a 15 storey building where the car dealer is on the corner.

    https://www.skyscrapercity.com/threads/east-wall-rd-mixed-use-15-fls-planning.2280605/

    https://www.davey-smith.com/our-work/east-wall-road/

    Seems like a sensible enough application for the location.




  • blanch152 wrote: »
    Seems like a sensible enough application for the location.

    Out of curiosity what would you consider a bad location.




  • raheny red wrote: »

    A good trial for when the level crossing is closed for DART.




  • A good trial for when the level crossing is closed for DART.

    ..and Kellystown is added lol..




  • Castleknock gate is closed tomorrow from 7am to 7am Monday according to the sign at the gate. Restoring the old gates apparently. I think Ashtown might be affected too but not sure if it's the same timing.




  • Works on the Ashtown gate are complete. Looks well.


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