Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Article in Last weeks Limerick Independent……It is beyond belief that Corbally, gets absolutely no mention in a plan to alleviate traffic congestion in limerick, when it is possibly the worst bottleneck of the entire city.
Corbally bottleneck left out of radical plan to implement bus routes throughout Limerick
Written by Staff Reporter
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Limerick could suffer from major upheaval and traffic disruption if a radical new plan to implement bus routes across the city goes ahead, according to sceptical city councillors.
Some of the complaints voiced by representatives at a Special Council Meeting last Thursday included the loss of residential parking and the fact that traffic blackspot Corbally was completely left out of the â‚¬15 million â€˜Green Routeâ€™ plans.
According to the councilâ€™s report on the issue, â€œGreen Routes are regulated traffic management measures designed to provide priority for the efficient movement of commuters, shoppers and tourists by busâ€.
They aim to â€œimprove the frequency and reliability of bus services, provide for improved bus service expansion, introduce new and improved pedestrian crossing facilities and provide better facilities for cyclistsâ€.
Councillors agreed that the plans made sense in principle and complimented the councilâ€™s efforts but objected strenuously to bus lanes being introduced in particular areas.
They approved of better cycling facilities and faster, more efficient public transport. Plans for the Southern Corridor include an inbound bus lane on the Ballinacurra Road and inbound and outbound lanes on Oâ€™Connell Avenue while the Western Corridor includes an inbound lane from the Cratloe Road and Sexton Street and another from the Ennis Road.
The Eastern Corridor would include an outbound bus lane on the Childers Road, a contra flow bus lane along the Kilmallock Road at Bengal Terrace and an inbound bus lane along Mulgrave Street.
Cllr Diarmuid Scully said that any bus lanes on Mulgrave Street would result in the loss of parking while Cllr Maria Byrne raised the same concern about the Southern Corridor particularly given the amount of businesses along the route.
Cllr Joe Leddin said that it was not plausible for people to knock in their walls and create their own drives because their parking space has become a bus lane.