Re: Re: “Redesigning Dublin” – Chief City Planner Dick Gleeson’s vision for Dublin
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Cynical, alonso? That makes two of us.
Having read down through the list, very little of it seems to be entirely new. Most of the elements have been floating around for a while now in some form and have yet to be acted on or implemented, so it hardly fills me with confidence.
Also, I’m getting a little bit tired of inspiration coming from other cities, as if their ideas and experiences are directly transferable to our conditions. Admittedly good ideas are often good ideas, but to presume that, because something worked elsewhere, it will work here strikes me as a bit naive. Watch what’s going to happen with the free bikes, for example (I know it’s not directly relevant to this discussion- I’m just using it as an example).
Though at least the horizons have been broadened beyond Barcelona Barcelona Barcelona…:rolleyes:
One other thing: I’ve heard rumours of proposals to calm or remove traffic on Knockmaroon Hill and Martin’s Row that would dovetail quite nicely with the Chapelizod Road idea, as would the Phoenix Park Transportation Plan that was published recently (contrary to the fears of some residents of adjacent to the Park).