Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
Home › Forums › Ireland › well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ? › Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
Don’t think they can begin O’Connell street until the tunnel and link road are built, like it or not, it’s a national route. I agree O’Connell street does need a major renovation though.
Ah but you see its all about forward thinking and planning, Phase 2 of the Limerick Southern Ring was initially due for completion in 2006, yes 2006!:eek: .. However anyone with half a brain couldâ€™ve foreseen that this was an optimistic timescale to say the least, as it happened the project only barely made a 2006 start, itâ€™ll now be 2009/10 before its finished. Surely the City Council couldâ€™ve had some kind of back up plan if anything got delayed, i.e. an inner orbital route, as it is theyâ€™ve done absolutely nothing to reduce traffic levels in the city centre. I know their hands are tied somewhat but a proper city centre traffic management plan couldnâ€™t hurt!
Poxy, Iâ€™d be wary about copying Dublinâ€™s plan, while the finishes on O Connell street are of an extremely high standard, I donâ€™t know, I cant help but feel that itâ€™s a bit of a missed opportunity!
The street still isnâ€™t the pedestrian environment everyone was led to believe it would be. Itâ€™s still pretty much clogged by traffic and has the appearance more of a national primary route (which it is!) than of the most famous street in the country! Itâ€™s basically a dual carriageway with nice shiny pavements on either side. Also a massive failing is the lack of proper street furniture, there basically isnâ€™t a single place to sit down along the whole length of the street, for a project of this scale youâ€™d have Imagined that this would have been a pretty important part of the plan, absolutely unbelievable!:eek: Another thing, the street has a real cluttered look, is there really a need for all those signposts?
What id like to see for our own O Connell Street is more of a minimalist approach, but with the required amount of street furniture and possibly some soft landscaping! Ideally a proper effort to clean up and Improve the buildings along the street would be part of the plan, but I suppose that would be asking for too much!..