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Will you use public transport as much after the lockdown?

  • 02-05-2020 1:57pm
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    Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,996 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument
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    As per the thread title: Will you use public transport as much after the lockdown?

    If you used public transport before the lockdown, after it, which will you do more? 43 votes

    Stick with public transport
    79% 34 votes
    Work from home
    13% 6 votes
    Walk more
    0% 0 votes
    Cycle more
    0% 0 votes
    Drive more
    4% 2 votes
    Other
    0% 0 votes
    I didn't use public transport before now
    2% 1 vote


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  • Registered Users Posts: 432 ✭✭ kildarecommuter
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    Yes !


  • Registered Users Posts: 411 ✭✭ ITV2
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    Yes, and I have to I drive it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭ Xterminator
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    i had an opportunity to work from home one day a week before this all started, and i wasnt too keen on it.

    Im going to try to change the dynamic there and suggest i work form home several days a week going forward.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,314 ✭✭✭✭ Cookie_Monster
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    Yes, in so much as I don't use it now or before and will continue not to use it after


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89
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    It won't put me off using public transport. But I don't think I will need to be using it as much as I was


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 21,079 Mod ✭✭✭✭ bk
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    The questions are somewhat constrained.

    I'll definitely won't go near a bus until a vaccine is widespread or the disease has burned itself out.

    But before this I mostly WFH already and when I did go into the office, I walked, since no bus went that way. However I frequently used the bus to shop and socialise. I definitely won't be doing that now.

    Interestingly on other forums that aren't specifically transport related, I've seen a majority opinion of people who are working from home for the first time saying that they love it and are more productive and will want to continue WFH either partly or fully once things go back to "normal".

    I think we could see some very long term changes to work and travel patterns after this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,224 ✭✭✭ thomil
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    bk wrote: »
    Interestingly on other forums that aren't specifically transport related, I've seen a majority opinion of people who are working from home for the first time saying that they love it and are more productive and will want to continue WFH either partly or fully once things go back to "normal".

    I think we could see some very long term changes to work and travel patterns after this.

    That's what I've been noticing among my colleagues as well. Granted, we were ready for WFH anyway, since the company insisted that everyone uses a laptop, has VPN and Zoom access even before the crisis, but still, a lot of people will probably work from home at least partially once this is over, myself included.

    Good luck trying to figure me out. I haven't managed that myself yet!



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89
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    Tbh the thing that would put off more than catching the disease on public transport would be if half empty buses were going past "full" in order to allow for social distancing. It may put me off using the bus and walk further from my house to use the Luas instead. As I can't see social distancing being enforced as heavily on the Luas.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,205 Mod ✭✭✭✭ hmmm
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    Not at busy times while there's still active community transmission of the virus. I expect workwise also a lot more WFH is the future.

    At quiet times where I won't have someone breathing or coughing on me, yes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 765 ✭✭✭ Mr.Frame
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    Leo Varadkar did mention on the Late Late that they "may" in future ask that all people cover their faces when going on public transport or going indoors.

    I would definitely be in favour of this.

    Most euro countries are insisting on this, yet here in Ireland we are still thinking about it.

    I think its time the gov tells us all to wear masks/face coverings.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,856 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy
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    As I don't drive, I'll still be at the mercy of public transport. It'll then depend on whether we're allowed WFH or not - we certainly weren't before all of this but I'm hoping attitudes will have changed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 564 ✭✭✭ thenightman
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    No other option at the moment, plus I pay €1400 a year for my Leap card. I think I'll start automatic lessons and get my license though to be covered in the future, get an electric, small city car type when I pass.


  • Registered Users Posts: 768 ✭✭✭ WomanSkirtFan8
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    monument wrote: »
    As per the thread title: Will you use public transport as much after the lockdown?

    absolutely. i love travelling on the bus or train. :)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89
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    No other option at the moment, plus I pay €1400 a year for my Leap card. I think I'll start automatic lessons and get my license though to be covered in the future, get an electric, small city car type when I pass.

    Would you consider a motorbike?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,191 ✭✭✭ RandomViewer
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    Haven't been on a bus since the 90 s ,dirty then,even dirtier now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,314 ✭✭✭✭ Cookie_Monster
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    ixoy wrote: »
    we're allowed WFH or not -.

    WFH :confused::confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,314 ✭✭✭✭ Cookie_Monster
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    WFH :confused::confused:

    7 hours later it clicked...


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,363 ✭✭✭✭ Del.Monte
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    Haven't been on a bus since the 90 s ,dirty then,even dirtier now.


    Comment obviously based on recent experience so?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 21,079 Mod ✭✭✭✭ bk
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    Haven't been on a bus since the 90 s ,dirty then,even dirtier now.

    No comparison at all with the 90's. I remember what the buses were like in the 90's. Today they are bright, modern, no graffiti or vandalism and very clean. You would be pleasantly surprised what they are like today.

    I've lots of complaints about how public transport is operated in Ireland, but this is definitely not one of them. They have worked hard to improve the quality, reliability and consumer friendliness of buses over the last 15 years and done a great job of it.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]
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    I’ll never use it again. I didn’t use it a massive amount to start with anyway.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 564 ✭✭✭ thenightman
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    GT89 wrote: »
    Would you consider a motorbike?


    I had an uncle who was badly injured in a motorbike crash (he had to learn how to walk & talk again and has massive memory and cognitive problems) so I don't think I'd put my family through the worry in all honesty.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89
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    I had an uncle who was badly injured in a motorbike crash (he had to learn how to walk & talk again and has massive memory and cognitive problems) so I don't think I'd put my family through the worry in all honesty.

    Well that's a very understandable reason not to use one


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 876 ✭✭✭ Lord Glentoran


    bk wrote: »
    No comparison at all with the 90's. I remember what the buses were like in the 90's. Today they are bright, modern, no graffiti or vandalism and very clean. You would be pleasantly surprised what they are like today.

    I've lots of complaints about how public transport is operated in Ireland, but this is definitely not one of them. They have worked hard to improve the quality, reliability and consumer friendliness of buses over the last 15 years and done a great job of it.

    Pity normal traffic post lockdown will be still borked. As an aside, last time I travelled on an Expressway bus, in early March, from Letterkenny to Sligo, the bus broke down in Donegal Town. No explanation given for the next three quarters of an hour, and we were decanted into a musty smelling yoke to complete the journey. I finally understood why nearly all buses from County Donegal to Sligo have an hour at Sligo to make the connection to the train to Dublin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,006 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog
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    I'll definitely use the car more considering buses are so limited in capacity now.

    Going to be nightmarish if you rely on a bus!

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    Most simply won't be able to get on.

    I'd go as far as to say buses are not usable for the vast majority with the limitations.


  • Registered Users Posts: 229 ✭✭ bocaman
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    Yes. I don't really have an option


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,513 ✭✭✭✭ RobbingBandit
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    I'm hoping the social distancing is 100% enforcement from Monday onwards Dublin Bus have seen multiple cases where certain routes people sit where ever they like please set out inspectors for these services and throw the fcukers off that ignore the marked seats.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,006 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog
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    The way things are most people won't be able to get a bus.

    After the first couple of stops on any route the driver would be breaking distancing rules by letting people on.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]
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    The way things are most people won't be able to get a bus.

    After the first couple of stops on any route the driver would be breaking distancing rules by letting people on.

    For once, living the furthest away on a route will be better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,006 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog
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    For once, living the furthest away on a route will be better.

    Yes. Where I live which is middleish there is not a hope of getting any bus that would not be breaking distancing rules.

    Don't know what drivers and the passengers looking to get on are going to do.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,297 ✭✭✭✭ _Kaiser_
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    It's not practical because through no one's fault, buses and trains are not designed for these restrictions and enforcement will be a massive problem considering the problems on some routes as is.

    What will happen is car traffic will be ridiculous as people are asked to go back to work but don't feel safe or just not able to get on a bus/train/luas.


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