Serious step up in morning traffic this week as schools started back. Are there many/any dedicated school buses in Galway that do a pick-up route around the estates to the schools?
Any attempt by the government or local authorities to encourage either is usually labelled as Green Party quackery.
The difference (in normal times) between schools out/schools in traffic is night and day in my experience. Forget your bypass, knock down a few walls between estates and stick in a 2m cycle lane on the busy routes and watch the journey times for everyone fall off a cliff.