Re: Re: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians
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I think Luas can be used to improve the public realm and calm streets generally, it shouldn’t go down back streets
Fully agree with that.
I imagine that full pedestrianisation of College Green is not achievable. There’s also an argument that it’s not actually desirable. It’s a fluid space, like a miniature Trafalgar Square, rather than a cosy enclosed space like Marienplatz in Munich.
If they put in Luas Line F to a cul-de-sac stop at the west end of College Green, within weeks there’ll be a clamour to ‘join it up’ with BX, or extend it to the east. Would it not be better to accept the reality of this and design in expansion from the start?
In no way should this be left to the RPA, a tram network is a civic enterprise not just a transportation system.
A future College Green that is 80% pedestrian and 20% tram line, would be a hell of an improvement on the existing status (30% pedestrian? 70% road surface?)