Re: Re: Are we deluding ourselves?
Well I think it would be nice to have trams instead of buses on every route through Cork and Limerick and Galway for that matter. It would be good for the environment, and would certainly make people feel better about their city which would contribute to the well-being of everybody, in much the same way that the millions spent on regeneration works do. It would also encourage more people into cities as there’s a definite psychological association of trams with greater ease of access. I think it would be a worthwhile project. However, I think the delusion stems not from the unsustainability of trams in Cork, but from the assumption that a country incapable of completing ANY essential large-scale projects on time, on budget, or even competently, could give its second city a tram system anywhere this side 2050.