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The City Edge Project (Dublin)

  • 05-10-2021 9:32am
    Registered Users Posts: 5,369 ✭✭✭ Wheety

    Not sure if there's already a thread about this. I just stumbled across it recently.

    I said to my wife a couple of years ago that the industrial estates inside the M50 are prime to be developed and move the industrial estates further out. Now it looks like Dublin City Council and South Dublin City Council are planning on developing around the Naas Road, Ballymount and City West. Up to 40,000 homes.

    The City Edge Project | A Transformative Initiative for Dublin City

    Will probably have a population similar to Tallaght. It's at the very early stages at the moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,343 ✭✭✭ tigger123

    I drive though that part of the city regularly enough and it so grim. Delighted to see something planned for it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 555 ✭✭✭ MSVforever

    Trafficwise it's going to be absolutely mental. The Long Mile road and Naas road are already at a stand still during peak commute times....madness...

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,546 ✭✭✭ C14N

    Realistically, it's going to need trains and buses to be the dominant transport, as is most of the rest of the city, which will require new infrastructure. You can't have a city growing like Dublin is and still expect so many people to be driving to work in their own cars.

  • Registered Users Posts: 453 ✭✭ Bargain_Hound

    I don't have anything meaningful to say other then wow, what a website design choice from SDCC/DCC

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,977 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

    While this as a project/masterplan may take an age to come to anything, much of the change will happen anyway. Royal Liver and Fiat/old Nissan sites are going to be converted to residential/hotel/mixed use as it is. Two further industrial sites - Gowan and Modern Plant - on the Naas Road are up for sale already and are not going to continue to be industrial.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 555 ✭✭✭ MSVforever

    Unfortunately with the overwhelming return to the office an opportunity was missed. If the vast majority of office workers would be able to continue working from home this would free up a huge amount of traffic in Dublin. The way I see it at the moment Dublin is on the brink of becoming the L.A. of Europe. Everything is spreadout and it takes ages to get from one side of the city to the other. In addition to buses we need an underground tube/metro system like in most other capital cities in Europe. I doubt that this is happening though so people will continue to be stuck for hours during their commute.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,241 ✭✭✭✭ Ush1

    Metro was kicked down to 2034. It will never happen.