Re: Re: Before the Bulldozers: Images of a Doomed Suburb
I’m from the area in question, and I think this road is a perfectly reasonable development.
It fills a very obvious gap in the local network. I don’t support road building for the sake of road building, but I do support it when it fulfills a logical function for the larger community.
The current journey from Dun Laoghaire town to the Stillorgan/Dundrum/Sandyford area is at the moment a choice of varying rat runs. There’s no “main” route so to speak. All the traffic must funnel through Stradbrook or Deansgrange, which are bottlenecks at the best of times.
There’s ‘destroying suburbs’, and there’s improving suburban traffic flow. Its a tradeoff and I think this particular instance is a fair and equitable one. Suburbs after all are not the countryside, they are suburbs. There’s nothing exceptional about this area, its very typical dublin suburbia.