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17-12-2018, 22:03   #16
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One thing I do wonder about is do we know where people are actually going on the road. What i mean is how many people who use the m4 corridor go to the cc or sandyford, or swords etc.
that question applies to all the other radial routes. I presume this information is available from the census but it would be interesting to see how many people are going straight to the cc, and therefore these commuters could very easily be serviced by a p+r with frequent bus routes.
P&R onto a bus even one with great corridors is not appealing to a lot of people. The metro one will be successful but the chances are it won’t affect the M50. It will take the few users who come in from the M1 and go to the sandyford/leopards town area they will be delighted with a single reliable timewise journey.
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There may be ways of making it faster with a lot of work, but it'll never be easier or more appealing.
This may be a bit of a shocker to you, but there are many, many people who choose public transport over driving. They don't want the stress of driving. They're quite happy to be able to do their email or do some browsing or some snoozing on their journey. They're delighted to be able to become a one-car family instead of two, or a no-car family instead of one. It's never been easier to get a car on those occasions that you actually need it.
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Totally agree OP.

I dont drive in as I would be stressed enough dealing with traffic before Id even started work....and I dont have a parking space anyway plus fuel/tolls cost would be more about 4 times what I pay now. I get a commuter bus and M1 is at a standstill around malahide estuary every single morning. Used to be just the odd one but its gotten worse in last 6 months or so.

As for travelling on bus, theres not much in it vs driving but extra time for parking at bus depot etc. I watch netflix and catch up on some zzzz's so happy enough once the traffic is light

Plenty of cars you see only have a driver too, maybe carpool incentives might be helpful too

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Agree wholeheartedly with this idea.

When you cycle around town you can't help but notice how miserable so many people look as they're stuck sat in traffic in their cars. Theres no surprise so many people refer to cars as metal cages. It can't be good for your physical and mental health dealing with the extra stress of driving through the city, particularly after a complex day at work.
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Agree wholeheartedly with this idea.

When you cycle around town you can't help but notice how miserable so many people look as they're stuck sat in traffic in their cars. Theres no surprise so many people refer to cars as metal cages. It can't be good for your physical and mental health dealing with the extra stress of driving through the city, particularly after a complex day at work.
Do you cycle to work ? Ive only ever heard this from cyclists. In anything bar 20 degrees with a cool breeze on your back, the car is a much more stress free place to be.
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17-12-2018, 22:25   #21
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Do you cycle to work ? Ive only ever heard this from cyclists. In anything bar 20 degrees with a cool breeze on your back, the car is a much more stress free place to be.
I do. I've heard motorcyclists use the term too.

20 degrees with a slight breeze on the back is oddly too warm at times to be on the bike, give me horizontal rain and a brutal headwind any day of the week. It's good for the soul 😉
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I do. I've heard motorcyclists use the term too.

20 degrees with a slight breeze on the back is oddly too warm at times to be on the bike, give me horizontal rain and a brutal headwind any day of the week. It's good for the soul ��
ill stick to climate controlled seats and a 19 speaker sound system cheers.
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No car driver who does not use another format uses the cage terminology. Rather pointless bringing it up
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ill stick to climate controlled seats and a 19 speaker sound system cheers.
Ah different strokes for different folks. Love driving on the open roads, just couldn't be dealing with the stress of driving through the city centre
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ill stick to climate controlled seats and a 19 speaker sound system cheers.
I'll stick to halving my cancer risk, and not having to find time for exercise outside of my commute.
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I'll stick to halving my cancer risk, and not having to find time for exercise outside of my commute.
im pretty sure breathing in all that diesel particle air without a filter vs my pollen filtered air would upset that stat.
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im pretty sure breathing in all that diesel particle air without a filter vs my pollen filtered air would upset that stat.

Nope, funnily enough, cyclists come out better on fumes too;


https://www.theguardian.com/environm...d-routes-study
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Do you cycle to work ? Ive only ever heard this from cyclists. In anything bar 20 degrees with a cool breeze on your back, the car is a much more stress free place to be.
The only truly stressful aspect of cycling in the city is the presence of cars, most of which shouldn't be there. It's a vicious cycle.
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im pretty sure breathing in all that diesel particle air without a filter vs my pollen filtered air would upset that stat.
Do you drive a diesel car?
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ill stick to climate controlled seats and a 19 speaker sound system cheers.
Exactly this. Your own space and your own privacy. Heat, call people, listen to what you want, no horrible odours (except your own if you choose ), and just overall comfort.
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