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Bus lane on Dorset Street, Dublin

  • 18-06-2019 11:51am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,222 ✭✭✭ StreetLight


    Just noticed this week that the bus lane signage along Dorset Street in Dublin has been changed from the previous Monday to Saturday (0700-1000 and 1200-1900) to a 7-day operation during the same times.

    No more free-for-all parking on Croke Park match Sundays!


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 332 ✭✭ nowecant


    This is a welcome development.

    But it should be a Bus Lane from 7am - 7pm, 7 days a week.

    A huge amount of buses use this bus lane. Each time they have to pull out of the bus lane to pass a parked car can add significantly to a journey. Ive been on many bus journeys on this route where we have had to pull out of the bus lane several times


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,180 ✭✭✭ Breezer


    nowecant wrote: »
    This is a welcome development.

    But it should be a Bus Lane from 7am - 7pm, 7 days a week.

    A huge amount of buses use this bus lane. Each time they have to pull out of the bus lane to pass a parked car can add significantly to a journey. Ive been on many bus journeys on this route where we have had to pull out of the bus lane several times

    All bus lanes should be 24 hour. Then there's no confusion. At the moment you can't drive in them during rush hour anyway, and outside rush hour the traffic is lighter and cars don't need to drive in them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,222 ✭✭✭ StreetLight


    The bus lanes on Dublin's Quays which were previously six-day operations have now also been converted to seven-day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,808 ✭✭✭ Duckjob


    Breezer wrote: »
    All bus lanes should be 24 hour. Then there's no confusion. At the moment you can't drive in them during rush hour anyway, and outside rush chour the traffic is lighter and cars don't need to drive in them.

    Agree.

    plus I'd like to see bus lanes actually segregated from car lanes with bollards and have electronic bollards at the entrance to sections that lower for buses only.

    Forget Garda enforcement as a solution to keeping bus lanes clear. Use technology that's available already to keep the entitled "rules don't apply to me" idiots out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,135 ✭✭✭ GerardKeating


    Duckjob wrote: »
    plus I'd like to see bus lanes actually segregated from car lanes with bollards and have electronic bollards at the entrance to sections that lower for buses only

    Problem with that is that it stops buses overtaking each other...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,808 ✭✭✭ Duckjob


    Problem with that is that it stops buses overtaking each other...


    True, but the question is would the net time benefit for buses be positive, bearing in mind the rampant abuse of bus lanes now by motorists that you would be stamping out.

    Surely buses you would expect, are anyway going to progress roughly at the same pace on the same route.

    Do buses have the need to be overtaking each other especially if they're operating on a nice quick and clear infrastructure ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,098 ✭✭✭ boombang


    Just equip buses with cameras and the ability to fine cars in the lane, as works it in London.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,477 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    Duckjob wrote: »
    Surely buses you would expect, are anyway going to progress roughly at the same pace on the same route.
    not if one bus has to stop to pick up 20 people, who don't want to get on the bus immediately behind.


  • Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 5,299 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Quackster


    Breezer wrote: »
    All bus lanes should be 24 hour. Then there's no confusion. At the moment you can't drive in them during rush hour anyway, and outside rush hour the traffic is lighter and cars don't need to drive in them.

    I presume in cases like Dorset Street it's more to allow on-street parking, particularly deliveries and collections between 10:00 and 12:00?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,614 ✭✭✭ Daith


    Quackster wrote: »
    I presume in cases like Dorset Street it's more to allow on-street parking, particularly deliveries and collections between 10:00 and 12:00?

    Yeah that's it.

    Having saying that, there's normally a car parked before 7am, just before the left turn to Parnell St, that causes a right pain with the buses.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,874 ✭✭✭ Dr_Colossus


    The bus lanes on Dublin's Quays which were previously six-day operations have now also been converted to seven-day.

    That's probably in relation to the closure of College Green on certain Sunday's on a test basis as there were reports of bus journeys from Heuston St to Busaras taking nearly an hour with cars hogging the few available bus lanes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,135 ✭✭✭ GerardKeating


    Duckjob wrote: »
    Do buses have the need to be overtaking each other especially if they're operating on a nice quick and clear infrastructure ?

    Some bus lanes are served by multiple bus routes, so some will want the one bus, and others the one behind it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,915 ✭✭✭ dashcamdanny


    Means nothing really as people park and drive in them without fear of ever being fined.


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