Re: Re: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians

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markpb
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@missarchi wrote:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2009/0806/1224252079438.html

The article is completely contradictory.

Now that a proper network of Quality Bus Corridors around the city is finally coming into place, bus journeys for commuters across Dublin will be more reliable and more efficient.

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So how has Dublin City Council used its on-street parking policy to promote retailing, leisure activities and tourism to date? The answer: not very well. Premium parking in the city is a prohibitive €2.90 per hour

On street parking and bus corridors are anathema – you can’t have cars parked in the bus lane and call it a quality anything. You only need to look at Camden St and Georges St after 7pm to see the effect on-street parking has on inbound buses. People commute outside of rush hour. Even if they didn’t, if you make the bus system inefficient after 7pm, you dissuade shoppers from uses buses. What she’s saying is that she should be allowed and encouraged to drive her car into the city centre at a cost to the bus system.

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