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Global cities reducing car access

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 41,747 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    many studies show that hands-free mobile phone use does not reduce the level of risk when compared with handheld

    whatever about comparing talking to a passenger with talking on a hands free, i find this claim here very hard to believe.



  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,224 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Peregrine


    Has to be approved by councillors on Wednesday. Well, technically it can still go ahead but it won't if they vote against.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,525 ✭✭✭✭ Zebra3


    How will businesses on Capel Street survive if a customer can’t store their vehicle directly outside their shop??????



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,988 ✭✭✭ cgcsb


    That report is really good, every petrol lobby objection is firmly rebuffed with evidence. Mannix won't read it though.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 445 ✭✭ p_haugh


    Good thing about this is that it seems to be "permanent with ongoing review". For the time being though, it will just be bollards restricting access, with the current layout remaining as is. In the longer term (over the next year or so), there will hopefully be plans to fully do up the street produced.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 445 ✭✭ p_haugh


    Given all the commotion over Capel Street, luckily Parliament Street hasn't been forgotten about just yet - the council will be looking into that next




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,906 ✭✭✭ crushproof


    Great news, it was great being able to sit out and eat on Parliament Street last summer, great vista towards City Hall.



  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,574 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion


    It's destined to become an empty wasteland devoid of people just like Grafton Street and Henry Street



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,545 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sam Russell


    The key movement has to be the continued progress to extinguish parking places and the enforcement of parking laws. Not all to be done at one but a few at a time.



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  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 32,518 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle




  • Registered Users Posts: 16,702 ✭✭✭✭ namloc1980


    Newstalk giving the jeweller airtime to spout nonsense about cycle lanes. The media agenda against active travel is bizarre.




  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 32,518 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    Apparently Mannix hasn't announced that he is taking a legal action against the decision but that he believes one is imminent. Apparently what he said was "I'm led to believe, also, in terms of Capel Street, and the full closure of Capel Street, there will be a legal challenge in relation to that matter very shortly which is really unfortunate"



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,988 ✭✭✭ cgcsb


    There's no grounds for legal challenge. There's been ample consultation and the public even voted for it and those opposed to it had all their concerns addressed in great detail by the latest report.



  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,224 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Peregrine


    Capel Street will be pedestrianised at 11am.



  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,224 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Peregrine




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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,545 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sam Russell


    Except the businesses unexpectedly finding that their business has improved substantially due to the absence of cars, car fumes, and the freedom passersby have to stand and stare - and linger on their likely purchases.



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