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01-08-2019, 10:24   #5221
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so at the rate we're going is there any chance of this being in place anytime before 2025?
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01-08-2019, 10:39   #5222
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There's no routes starting on Grange Road in BusConnects
The A4. And on the leaks it starts beside Nutgrove which is same problem different place.
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01-08-2019, 10:50   #5223
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The A4. And on the leaks it starts beside Nutgrove which is same problem different place.
The bit of Grange Road that's being significantly widened there under the cbc project? Also, as you stated, the latest iteration of bus connects has it terminating at nutgrove instead.
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The bit of Grange Road that's being significantly widened there under the cbc project? Also, as you stated, the latest iteration of bus connects has it terminating at nutgrove instead.
It's not being significantly widened, or at least not significantly in my book, nowhere near enough to cope with parked buses. As I said Nutgrove is same problem just slightly further up the road
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17-08-2019, 15:31   #5225
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North Dublin to face increased vehicle congestion at evening peak
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Car commuters on Dublin’s northside face increased traffic jams during the evening rush hour under proposals to save mature trees in Glasnevin as part of the BusConnects project.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) had proposed felling 140 trees to facilitate two-way segregated bus lanes on St Mobhi Road as part of the core bus corridor from Ballymun to the city centre.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/envi...peak-1.3988675
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17-08-2019, 17:00   #5226
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North Dublin to face increased vehicle congestion at evening peak

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Ah yes, the classic "no, we don't want that", followed closely by "no, we don't want that either".
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19-08-2019, 09:53   #5227
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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/envi...peak-1.3988675
What a bizzar headline. The entire article is about diversions for motorists and a claim that they'd 'have to' go through X route instead. No mention of the fact that those motorists could instead take the bus and save those few minutes.

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19-08-2019, 11:13   #5228
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What a bizzar headline. The entire article is about diversions for motorists and a claim that they'd 'have to' go through X route instead. No mention of the fact that those motorists could instead take the bus and save those few minutes.
Yeah, or the fact that they'll face increased traffic regardless of BusConnects, what with the amount that Dublin is projected to grow over the next 10 years.
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19-08-2019, 21:27   #5229
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Why torture yourselves lads? BusConnects in it's intended form is dead, a half baked hodge podge will be introduced way behind the projected schedule that will probably be worse than the service it's replacing. Like every Irish public transport improvement project, it has been infected by the usual ailments of being meddled with by every residents committee and self serving TD imaginable, and shown it's place in the pecking order well behind private motorists. Sad & incredibly maddening, but entirely inevitable.
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19-08-2019, 22:02   #5230
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Why torture yourselves lads? BusConnects in it's intended form is dead, a half baked hodge podge will be introduced way behind the projected schedule that will probably be worse than the service it's replacing. Like every Irish public transport improvement project, it has been infected by the usual ailments of being meddled with by every residents committee and self serving TD imaginable, and shown it's place in the pecking order well behind private motorists. Sad & incredibly maddening, but entirely inevitable.
I dunno it seems that Mary Fitzpatrick, the patron saint of stupid causes, is the only real politician band wagonningon the mobhi road 'do nothing' scenario.
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Why torture yourselves lads? BusConnects in it's intended form is dead, a half baked hodge podge will be introduced way behind the projected schedule that will probably be worse than the service it's replacing. Like every Irish public transport improvement project, it has been infected by the usual ailments of being meddled with by every residents committee and self serving TD imaginable, and shown it's place in the pecking order well behind private motorists. Sad & incredibly maddening, but entirely inevitable.
As long as those making the decisions, reporting on same, and were constantly brought to school and college in private cars, nothing will change.
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17-09-2019, 22:04   #5232
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From the Swords Road community forum:

They're going with a two way layout for Swords Road in Santry. Possibility of putting in segregated cycling junctions (seeing this at every meeting). Dorset Street could have a car traffic lane removed at parts.

Most people at the meeting were asking to get rid of cars. To the point where their views were more extreme than the NTA's. A surprising change.

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17-09-2019, 22:32   #5233
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They're going with a two way layout for Swords Road in Santry. Possibility of putting in segregated cycling junctions (seeing this at every meeting). Dorset Street could have car traffic lanes removed at parts.

Most people at the meeting were asking to get rid of cars. To the point where their views were more extreme than the NTA's. A surprising change.
Leave it to the more working-class areas to have a bit of cop on.
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17-09-2019, 23:41   #5234
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Leave it to the more working-class areas to have a bit of cop on.
Haha. It's worth pointing out that they also overwhelmingly chose to widen the road in Santry. 85% of the submissions were about that section and 58% of those wanted to widen the road while 12% wanted the one way layout they proposed.

But most people at the meeting itself wanted the cars gone. Especially the inner city residents. Someone must have really pushed people to make submissions on that section.
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Haha. It's worth pointing out that they also overwhelmingly chose to widen the road in Santry. 85% of the submissions were about that section and 58% of those wanted to widen the road while 12% wanted the one way layout they proposed.

But most people at the meeting itself wanted the cars gone. Especially the inner city residents. Someone must have really pushed people to make submissions on that section.
They're only going to get more vocal as well. Once people start realising exactly how much more dangerous the fumes from cars are than we previously thought, those inside the canals will be screaming for change.
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