Re: Re: The destruction of St. Stephen’s Green
@Peter FitzPatrick wrote:
Because its large recreation space can be reinstated exactly as is & can easily be accessed from nassau st. I’m talking college park here, not the entirety of its 47 acres. Never mind the benefit to trinity of having the best transport links possible, the city would have a centrally located transport hub, with entrances from north, south, east & west. In any case it was a suggestion as a possible alternative & obviously not likely.
I’d like to see foot fall through the green in one year, i’d suggest far in excess of 20k stop to enjoy its peace, & a multiple pass through.
Its not about temporary closure of the green, if they said it was to be closed in full for whatever number of years & will re open without its integrity destroyed, i’d say ok, we need the metro. That is not what the the RPA & IE are proposing to do.
If you think my ‘wailing’ is ott, grand.
Do you reckon 20,000 a day use Stephen’s Green? i dunno about that but it would be interesting to see how many would be discommoded (surely in the EIS :rolleyes:)
And of course the 1st thing that would happen in your scenario would be the Liveline callers with their “fucking poshie southside west brits get their own bleedin Metro Stop warraboud us out here in shitsville” etc etc
The point is SSG attracts more work, lesiure and retail trips than College Green. most peds on College Green aren’t actually ending their trips there. They are on their way to retail on either side of the River, which will all be served directly by MN.