Re: Re: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians
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I personally don’t think there’s much of a visual clutter problem from the overhead wires, I don’t really notice them on Abbey St or Harcourt St, for example. They were in College Green before the old trams were taken out. I don’t think all the overhead wires in Vienna do much harm either.
I think Luas can be used to improve the public realm and calm streets generally, it shouldn’t go down back streets as there’s not much of a speed advantage (e.g. red line) and it then loses its civilising force and presence, on-street trams will always be slowish and that’s just a reality.
I suspect that the public realm situation for College Green is going to be addressed once cars are banned from the area although maybe the RPA will have too much of a say, we’ll see, as a start they could widen the footpaths including along lower Grafton Street.