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You are mixing up roads I’m afraid.
Merrion Street runs past the back of the Dail and government buildings and joins at right angles to Merrion row. Its significance is that Westland Row (i.e. North City) traffic heading for Earlsfort Terace, Ranelagh and Rathgar etc use it intensively – esp at evening rush hour.
On the second point I’m not expressing myslef clearly. Cuffe St traffic is not heading for Merrion Row itself – this is by far the most smooth flowing solution to go South from the South inner City. Say you are in either Temple Bar or on the north quays the smart way to reach e.g. Ballsbridge or Donnybrook is to head for Cuffe St and then its plain sailing around the green and down Baggot St (until now that is). The future options will be to follow the north quays to matt talbot and across or alternatively to take Clanbrasil St and turn left at Harold’s Cross and down the canal which is already wicked.
Sue thanks for the additional info.
I’m not sure what the Cuffe St flow has to do with my Pembroke St point however? We are talking entirely different cohorts of traffic.
I take your point that Merrion Row willl be much calmer – do you think there is any chance they would install a contraflow cycle lane as a result?
As a matter of interest where do they think the Cuffe to Merrion Row traffic will mainly go instead? Dame St, North quays or Canal ring? None are all that fluid.
Me broadly in favour but goes off to request report to try and grasp details….
Like blue I’d love to read the document – Sue if you have influence can you persuade DCC to post it on thier site?
I predict disaster if the proportion of traffic turning right at the top of Pembroke St to flow West towards the Green is doubled by this innovation.
In addition to the current heavy stream (esp evening rush hour) you will have
(a) the (non bus) flow that currently comes up Kildare St and along SG East
(b) the flow the comes up Merrion St and through Ely place onto the Green.
Impossible to squeeze all of that into one lane at top of Pembroke St in my opinion.
Originally posted by blue
Well the way I see it the traffic on Stephens Green East will be one way so this traffic will have to use Pembroke St and Lesson St to access Earlsfort Tce.
You may be right but they would be more sensible to keep SG East two way – the pressure on the Pembroke St – Leeson St junction will be unbearable if they do as you predict. Surely all the buses from Nassau St which pick up outside the OPW will have to continue to use the Green?
Thanks for the link, blue.
So SG west will be closed for July and Aug for rebuilding. I guess in this period buses and taxis will have to go anticlockwise along green?
Will vehicles wanting to turn right off the green into Merrion Row be allowed? I guess not – they’ll have to continue round, down Dawson, across Molesworth, up Kildare St and back out past the Shelbourne?
Vehicles coming up Kildare St and heading for Earlsfort Tce will probably have to go out Merrion Row as well and turn right up Ely place and Hume st…
I wonder will traffic be allowed turn right out of Hume St and head down Dawson?
This reform has the potential to make life a lot easier for cyclists around the green if there is a little imagination applied…
This is certainly radical – just wondering can you provide a source? What radio programme was it on?
Where can we see the details?
Normally DCC announce things by public edict – after consultation on draft plans. Can’t see anything on dublincity.ie about this yet.April 27, 2004 at 10:21 am in reply to: An Bord PleanÃƒÂ¡la blocks Mansfiled’s convention centre #742447
Dunno about that.
His work output is pretty phenomenal.
His employers – the Council of An Taisce are in a mess so they seem to give no direction.
The organisation is broke.
Sure IL could benefit from some media training if he is going to be put out as the main An Taaisce spokesman but “hopeless”? not fair in my opinion.April 26, 2004 at 11:40 pm in reply to: An Bord PleanÃƒÂ¡la blocks Mansfiled’s convention centre #742445
IL got drowned in pre local election one-off housing posturing by all the other panelists and Bowman did little to rescue him.
The only time he gained ground was when he talked about PrimeTime and enforcement.
Bowman said lots of calls supporting An Taisce came in during the show though.April 21, 2004 at 3:33 pm in reply to: An Bord PleanÃƒÂ¡la blocks Mansfiled’s convention centre #742434
additional info from RTE Business channel:
The Board ruled that a centre on the scale planned by Mr Mansfield would be of national and international importance and should be built in a core commercial area, which would be accessible by public transport. The centre would have held 6,000 people.
Oh and a direct link from ABP’s homepage:
Did not see it but got the impression listening to the radio this AM it was all about enforcement.
Enforcement depends on local knowledge and hence LAs but local planners must be subject to huge pressures from those whose developments have been deemed illegal. “Give me a break, I’ll go bust if you do that”, “Think about the commercial rates you’ll loose Manager”, etc, etc
I wonder could we have a system where, once illegal developments have been identified, enforcement files are passed from one LA to another so e.g. Waterford planners could have the contract for say 2 years to do all enforcement in Clare, Clare planners in Meath and Meath planners in Waterford. Or some other “trading” system.
Might speed things up a lot – and the mileage might prove an added bonus for the enforcers.;)
Yep 9 to 5 only it seems – though at least it is open on Sat and Sun next also.
The slug of wine comes thursday week when they present the awards and launch the book apparently.
From an AAI alert that went round this morning:
The annual Exhibition of “AAI AWARDS for Excellence in Architectural Design” will be open to the public from Monday 19th to Thursday 29th April 2004 inclusive. Admission is free. Opening hours 9.30pm to 5.00pm, 7 days a week.
The official presentation of the Downes Bronze Medal and the AAI Awards will take place on the evening of Thursday 29th April at 6.30pm.