..not to bypass the architectual here, but to have a little moan in relation to those no entry signs which appeared once this was complete.
It used to be possible to access the quays from this street (and from the bottom of Bridgefoot St now similarly blocked) to cross the liffey to travel to the Northside. As a result of this example of DCCs job lot of no entry and no left turn signs, any traffic coming from James St/Thomas Street has to travel as far as High St (either past this development or down Thomas St) and across the liffey at to Church St.
To give an example of the impact of this, a journey I make (occasionally) that used to take 5 mins (Guinness to Smithfield - down Bridgfoot St, jink around onto the quays, across at Calatrava, Blackhall Place - Queen St.) now takes 30 minutes in rush hour - with my car now contributing to the horrible congestion on High/Church St.
Any sense in actually allowing traffic down here again as a feeder to the quays (put a synched traffic light at the end)?