Re: Re: Five Years

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Yes, for all its woes the completion of southernmost leg of the M50 was still progress of a sort – also the new West Link bridge.
But if anything it is the lack of progress on the ground with broader infrastructural projects in the city that is the hallmark of the last five years, including even the basic provision of much needed extra buses on an adequate level. A least the building of cycle lanes received a much-needed boost at the beginning of the period; it seems to have slowed down of late.

hutton’s emphasis on the northside is good to see – massive regenerations have taken place, many instigated by DCC with their various properties, of course including the huge Fatima Mansions project south of the Liffey too. Saying that, the northern Georgian core is like a step back in time – it hasn’t changed in the slightest from the 1980s. It needs targeted investment at this stage.

As well as the many developments that have taken place, what is equally notable is the lack of change in certain areas – namely the city’s principal streets: Westmoreland, D’Olier, Dame, Nassau, Lower Grafton and upper Pearse streets all haven’t changed in the slightest, and are still crying out for public domain and property improvements. And that’s not even mentioning the most important one of all: College Green.
So much is being held up by the Luas Central which doesn’t help matters.

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