Re: Re: Dublinspirations
@Graham Hickey wrote:
… the Boardwalk pulling people out of the city when the quays could be developed …
[The Boardwalk is a] practical and on the whole probably good solution to the city’s current needs, but it shouldn’t be used as an excuse to leave the quays as giant car parks indefinitely.
Exactly! In a city so overrun with traffic as Dublin, you could argue that creation of any new public space should – by definition – involve removal of traffic space. But not one square inch of traffic space was removed to create the Boardwalk! Instead It makes up its own space at the expense of another rare non-motor-trafficked area of the city – the river space.
Don’t get me wrong; I like the Boardwalk. There’s nothing better on hot days than getting an iced mocha from Coffee Society and sitting on the Boardwalk. But it shouldn’t distract from the urgent need to develop the Quays THEMSELVES as an amenity when the Port Tunnel opens.