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Tallaght to Lucan commute

  • 29-08-2019 1:26pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 339 ✭✭ frankythefish


    Anybody do this commute regularly by car? How bad is it in terms of traffic and time involved? I live in Aylesbury tallaght and weighing up job in lucan village 9 to 5.30. No bloody bus doing the route which is a shame :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ cdaly_


    Bicycle? It's around 14k, less than an hour, free fitness though some of the route looks rather car-centric to me...


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,792 ✭✭✭✭ iamwhoiam


    The new road from the bypass to Lucan is great . Aylsbury through Killinarden to the bypass , left onto the bypass then into right lane . Turn right and its a straight run ( apart from about 5 roundabouts ) into Lucan

    I drive it regularly but not a peek times and it takes me about 25 mins


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 339 ✭✭ frankythefish


    iamwhoiam wrote: »
    The new road from the bypass to Lucan is great . Aylsbury through Killinarden to the bypass , left onto the bypass then into right lane . Turn right and its a straight run ( apart from about 5 roundabouts ) into Lucan

    I drive it regularly but not a peek times and it takes me about 25 mins
    I'd say that be a nightmare at peak times with schools. Anybody use m50 route?


  • Registered Users Posts: 564 ✭✭✭ thenightman


    M50 would be far worse!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 71 ✭✭✭ eoinob50


    I'd say that be a nightmare at peak times with schools. Anybody use m50 route?

    Tallagh to Lucan off peak is handy. 9am and around half 5 in the eve is a complete disaster especially if going near the village. Schools back now so worse still.

    If you could do say 7 to 3, would be perfect for traffic.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,306 ✭✭✭✭ jimmycrackcorm


    It's easily cycled. Approx 14 km and 45 mins. It's the same time and distance I do my cycle commute.

    The outer ring road is very busy after 8am for cars but for cycling is fantastic with dedicated off road lanes


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,792 ✭✭✭✭ iamwhoiam


    I'd say that be a nightmare at peak times with schools. Anybody use m50 route?

    The only school you pass is Killinarden . After that its not a school route
    The M 50 is much worse


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 339 ✭✭ frankythefish


    Problem with cycling is one would need shower facilities at work :( looking like driving and cycling not great options for me. I ll be walking at this rate


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,792 ✭✭✭✭ iamwhoiam


    Problem with cycling is one would need shower facilities at work :( looking like driving and cycling not great options for me. I ll be walking at this rate

    Your times are peak times regardless of route .


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,967 ✭✭✭ KevRossi


    Get an E-Bike. I was commuting from Drumcondra to Leopardstown which is 14KM, but 100m climb, most at the end. Needed a shower using the road bike, when I got the E-Bike I barely broke a sweat and was cycling in with jeans and a shirt, sometimes with a t-shirt that I changed over to a shirt in the office.


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  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 17,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cherryghost


    Busconnects will have this orbital route :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,103 ✭✭✭ Chris_5339762


    Peak from Lucan to Tallaght on the M50 is a bit variable but isn't atrocious tbh.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 339 ✭✭ frankythefish


    iamwhoiam wrote: »
    Your times are peak times regardless of route .
    I have gone to employer to see if they will negotiate on start and finish times


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,887 ✭✭✭ Patrick2010


    I wouldn't use the M50, I'd try that road that goes up through Grangecastle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,430 ✭✭✭ Qrt


    Busconnects will have this orbital route :P

    The W4 will solve so many issues in this part of the world ðŸ˜


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,392 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    OP sorry for your commuting troubles. I would take a day off work in present job and try the m50 at rush hour. All other routes are just as problematic I'd say, and you won't have a toll to pay if you exit at N4.

    I'm sure you know about the all around the houses bus no. 76 Tallaght to Blanchardstown. It stops at Palmerstown and you can get another bus to Lucan from there.

    Mad to think a car is probably an absolute requirement on this route. But in 2027 Bus Connects will be in place remember!

    Cycling is not an option for many.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,430 ✭✭✭ Qrt


    OP sorry for your commuting troubles. I would take a day off work in present job and try the m50 at rush hour. All other routes are just as problematic I'd say, and you won't have a toll to pay if you exit at N4.

    I'm sure you know about the all around the houses bus no. 76 Tallaght to Blanchardstown. It stops at Palmerstown and you can get another bus to Lucan from there.

    Mad to think a car is probably an absolute requirement on this route. But in 2027 Bus Connects will be in place remember!

    Cycling is not an option for many.

    2021 for the routes! Not that far away, but still far 🙄


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,879 ✭✭✭✭ Purple Mountain


    Yea I used to do the reverse, lived in Lucan village and worked near the square. The worst part was getting through Lucan village but the m50 was fine and the n4 was fine.
    Peak from Lucan to Tallaght on the M50 is a bit variable but isn't atrocious tbh.

    To thine own self be true



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ cdaly_


    Cycling is not an option for many.

    I would say cycling is not considered as an option by many. Once you try it you wonder how people endure a commute by car.


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