Re: Re: Thomas Street & James Street, Dublin!
The biggest and most important investment Thomas Street is ever likely to see for at least a decade is being planned right now, with works potentially beginning as early as a few months’ time. Yet there is what must be bordering on zero public awareness of it. It is the construction of the Thomas Street – James’s Street Quality Bus Corridor, currently at public consultation stage.
Some plans can be viewed here.
I find the overlapping of cycle lanes with off-peak parking bays in some of the street sections quite galling. Of course the engineers are not to blame, its the system that allows them carte blanche to continue to build out-dated road schemes without any recourse to landscape architecture / urban design inputs.
As Graham mentioned, this is perhaps the most golden opportunity the liberties will have to get an integrated traffic and public realm improvement scheme, if only the city officials will see the bigger picture.