Dan Sullivan wrote:The meeting on the motion re: the Bus lanes is this afternoon at 4pm. Due to a change in plans I will be heading along. will update when I can.
cheebah wrote:Looked like it was going to be taken off plans and then sudden adjournment for two weeks. Labour split- the Mcloughlins in favour along with John Gilligan ind and Maurice Quinlivan SF. Everyone else spoke against the bus lane/green route plan but adjournment before vote
CologneMike wrote:Dan will you have a serious word with this woman about her phobia with big buses!
"These buses are huge and ponderous. People here should talk to Bus Eireann and make sure we get smaller buses. Whatever people say, there needs to be some input to give people a smaller bus model, which is convenient and sustainable for the area."
CologneMike wrote:I got my councillors mixed up, it was Independent councillor Kathleen Leddin who protested about their size!
See previous post.
CologneMike wrote:Zulutango, Iâ€™m not arguing the case that these articulated-buses should replace all the standard length ones. I was merely rebuffing councillor Leddinâ€™s opposition to their use on the Western Corridor. They are the ideal type of bus to serve these three designated corridors.
Their high load capacity especially at peak times are ideal to serve the large student populations attending UL, MI, LIT or those working directly along those routes like two industrial parks, three Shopping Centres, a Regional Hospital not to mention the City Centre itself.
By the way the Cologne satellite-town where I live (population just 10.000) uses them at peak times to get people to school or work. Amazingly we in Limerick down-sized our buses from double-deckers to single ones just to save labour costs (conductors) purely. Automated ticket systems would have been a better alternative to maintain productivity.
teak wrote:My problem is simply with commuter traffic on this same route at peak times (0700-1000 and 1400-1900).
This could easily be re-routed to enter/exit the city centre via Hyde Rd or Roxboro Rd.
zulutango wrote:I'm a resident of Clancy Strand myself, and the existing buses (which are often nearly empty) frequently cause difficulty and traffic chaos at the junction of the strand and Sarsfield Bridge.
teak wrote:Please elaborate as to what you mean.
I see no reason why traffic coming in the dual carriageway from Adare, etc can't slip onto the ring road and then either go left to Hyde Rd or right to Roxboro Rd.
teak wrote:Had a poke around the Galvone - M20 junction this weekend.
The removed slip road from the M20 to the South Ring Road can be easily restored.
More peculiarly, there is a dodgy guidance onto the M20 for traffic leaving the city from the South Ring Road to Adare.
I mean it is a very narrow and poorly signed shared lane with traffic leaving the city for Dublin.
And if you do not have your wits about you and stay on the right side, you could end up on the the road out towards the Dublin Road.
A fella from N. Ireland was lost at the roundabout last Friday, as I was looking at things.
He couldn't find clear signs towards Adare.
So it now looks as if the interchange at Galvone is so designed as to put everyone approaching it from either direction onto the national primary road linking the tunnel and the Dublin road . . .
teak wrote:Christ, you're right.
I wonder what that was done for . . .
Limerick Regeneration Project list (PDF)
Phase One Implementation Plan
Access from the Southern Ring Road (Cost: â‚¬7 million)
Proposal is to put in place modifications to the recently completed Rosbrien Interchange to facilitate access to Southill from Dublin and Cork via the Roxboro Road. Project would include new access routes, new bridge construction, widening existing bridge and additional slip roads. This project has a city, county and regional context.
CologneMike wrote:Anybody know exactly how do they intend to re-connect the inbound access for the following two routes by modifying the Rosbrien Interchange with the Roxboro Road with just â‚¬7 million?
- Dublin / Waterford to City Centre
- Cork to City Centre