Reply To: Dublin needs this approach
There are a number of primary reasons why Dublin has the congestion and the associated environmental and noise polution that it does. These are:
1) our inadeqate public transort system
2) our environmentally unsustainable planning system
3) and our corrupt and / or ignorant local politicians abuse of that system.
Dublin aspirations to European standards in the city centre (and has been to some degree successful in recent years) are largely negated by it continuing urban sprawl.
This is to the detriment of the city, its citizens, the countryside and the environment more generally.